"Traditions and Renewals" by Marie Borroff

Traditions and Renewals Chaucer, the Gawain-Poet, & Beyond Marie Borroff

Publication date:
11 Aug 2003
Yale University Press
288 pages: 235 x 156mm
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Literary critic, poet and philologist as well as medievalist, with a particular interest in the powers and effects of poetic language, Marie Borroff brings the full range of her expertise to bear on problems of central importance in the poetry of Chaucer and his nameless contemporary, the Gawain--or Pearl--poet. This collection of essays, much of it previously unpublished, represents a major contribution to the study of late Middle English literature.

?This exceptional book will be essential reading for specialists in later Middle English literature.??George Kane, King?s College London

?Borroff offers new insights into familiar and much-analyzed works. . . . Densely argued and eminently clear. A fine collection from a distinguished scholar and critic. Highly recommended.??Choice

"These are readable essays that illustrate the value of the methodologies that Boroff has committed herself to in her career."?Lawrence M. Clopper, Journal of English and Germanic Philology