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The Fourth Edition of The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1A, The Middle Ages and Volume 1B, The Early Modern Period, continue their tradition of presenting works in the historical context in which they were written.  This fresh approach includes writers from the British Isles, underrepresented female authors, Perspectivessections that shed light on the period as a whole and link with immediately surrounding works to help illuminate a theme, “And Its Time” clusters that illuminate a specific cultural moment or a debate to which an author is responding, and “Responses” in which later authors respond to one or more texts from earlier works.

 

0205753736 / 9780205753734 Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1A and 1B

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Synopsis:

The Fourth Edition of The Longman Anthology of British Literature continues its tradition of presenting works in the historical context in which they were written.  This fresh approach includes writers from the British Isles, underrepresented female authors, Perspectivessectionsthatshed light on the period as a whole and link with immediately surrounding works to help illuminate a theme, “And Its Time” clusters that illuminate a specific cultural moment or a debate to which an author is responding, and “Responses” in which later authors respond to one or more texts from earlier works.

Synopsis:

Key Benefit:  The Fourth Edition builds upon the strengths of previous editions with its sustained attention to the context in which the literature was produced and its broadened scope of literature that includes the full cultural diversity of the British Isles.  Key Topics:  Includes canonical authors and newly visible authors.  Extensive selections from previously underrepresented female writers are fully integrated.  New “Responses” readings group works that were based on earlier writings to link works across time and place.  “Perspectives” readings are broad groupings that illuminate underlying issues in a variety of the major works of a period.  New to Volume 1A is the inclusion of new Penguin Classics translations of Beowulf by Michael Alexander and Sir Gawain and theGreen Knightby Brian Stone and the major classic work The Táin.  Market:  For anyone wanting a fresh approach to the study and enjoyment of British literature.          

About the Author

David Damrosch is Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, and has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2/e (2009) and the editor of Teaching World Literature (2009).

 

Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Professor and Chair, Department of English, at Pomona College, and Past President of the Modernist Studies Association.  He is the author of The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism and Is Rock Dead?, and the editor of Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism; Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, and Rereading; Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics; the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners; and The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, and co-general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature.  

 

                            

Christopher Baswell isA. W. Olin Chair of English at Barnard College, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.  His interests include classical literature and culture, medieval literature and culture, and contemporary poetry.  He is author of Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring the "Aeneid" from the Twelfth Century to Chaucer, which won the 1998 Beatrice White Prize of the English Association.  He has held fellowships from the NEH, the National Humanities Center, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

 

Anne Howland Schotter is Professor and Chair of English and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Wagner College.  She is the co-editor of Ineffability: Naming the Unnamable from Dante to Beckett and author of articles on Middle English poetry, Dante, and Medieval Latin poetry.  Her current interests include the medieval reception of classical literature, particularly the work of Ovid.  She has held fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson and Andrew W. Mellon foundations.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

*** denotes selection is new to this edition.

 

THE MIDDLE AGES                                             

                                Before the Norman Conquest                               

 

BEOWULF***                                                                                        

Response

John Gardner: from Grendel  

 

THE TÁIN***

 

EARLY IRISH VERSE                                                                            

To Crinog  

Pangur the Cat  

Writing in the Wood  

The Viking Terror  

The Old Woman of Beare  

Findabair Remembers Fróech  

A Grave Marked with Ogam  

from The Voyage of Máel Dúin  

 

JUDITH                                                                                                   

 

THE DREAM OF THE ROOD                                                                 

 

PERSPECTIVES: ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Bede  

from An Ecclesiastical History of the English People  

Bishop asser  

from The Life of King Alfred  

King alfred  

Preface to Saint Gregory’s Pastoral Care  

Ohthere’s journeys  

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle  

Stamford Bridge and Hastings  

 

TALIESIN                                                                                               

Urien Yrechwydd  

The Battle of Argoed Llwyfain  

The War-Band’s Return  

Lament for Owain Son of Urien  

  

THE WANDERER                                                                                   

 

WULF AND EADWACER AND THE WIFE’S LAMENT                         

 

RIDDLES                                                                                                

Three Anglo-Latin Riddles by Aldhelm  

Five Old English Riddles  

 

                                 After the Norman Conquest                                

 

PERSPECTIVES: ARTHURIAN MYTH IN THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN

Geoffrey of Monmouth  

from History of the Kings of Britain  

Gerald of Wales  

from The Instruction of Princes  

Edward I  

Letter sent to the Papal Court of Rome  

Response

A Report to Edward I  

 

                                        Arthurian Romance                                       

 

MARIE DE FRANCE                                                                              

Lais  

Prologue  

Lanval  

        Chevrefoil (The Honeysuckle)  

 

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT***                                     

 

SIR THOMAS MALORY                                                                        

Morte Darthur  

from Caxton’s Prologue  

The Miracle of Galahad  

The Poisoned Apple  

The Day of Destiny  

Responses

Marion Zimmer Bradley: from The Mists of Avalon  

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin: scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail  

 

GEOFFREY CHAUCER                                                                          

The Canterbury Tales  

The General Prologue (Middle English and modern translation)  

The Miller’s Tale  

The Introduction  

The Tale  

The Wife of Bath’s Prologue  

The Wife of Bath’s Tale  

The Prologue  

The Tale  

The Pardoner’s Prologue  

The Pardoner’s Tale  

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale  

The Parson’s Tale  

The Introduction  

[The Remedy for the Sin of Lechery]  

Chaucer’s Retraction  

To His Scribe Adam  

Complaint to His Purse  

 

WILLIAM LANGLAND                                                                          

Piers Plowman

Prologue  

Passus 2  

from Passus 6  

Passus 8  

Passus 20  

“Piers Plowman” and Its Time

The Rising of 1381  

from The Anonimalle Chronicle [Wat Tyler’s Demands to Richard II, and His Death]  

Three Poems on the Rising of 1381: John Ball’s First Letter  •  John Ball’s Second Letter  •  The Course of Revolt  

John Gower: from The Voice of One Crying  

 

                                         Mystical Writings                                        

 

JULIAN OF NORWICH                                                                          

A Book of Showings  

[Three Graces. Illness. The First Revelation]  

[Laughing at the Devil]  

[Christ Draws Julian in through His Wound]  

[The Necessity of Sin, and of Hating Sin]  

[God as Father, Mother, Husband]  

[The Soul as Christ’s Citadel]  

[The Meaning of the Visions Is Love]  

 Companion Readings

Richard Rolle: from The Fire of Love  

from The Cloud of Unknowing  

Response

Rebecca Jackson: The Dream of Washing Quilts  

 

                                   Medieval Biblical Drama                                  

 

THE SECOND PLAY OF THE SHEPHERDS                                          

 

THE YORK PLAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION                                           

 

MARGERY KEMPE                                                                                

The Book of Margery Kempe  

The Preface  

[Early Life and Temptations, Revelation, Desire for Foreign Pilgrimage]  

[Meeting with Bishop of Lincoln and Archbishop of Canterbury]  

[Visit with Julian of Norwich]  

[Pilgrimage to Jerusalem]  

[Arrest by Duke of Bedford’s Men; Meeting with Archbishop of York]  

 

MIDDLE ENGLISH LYRICS                                                                  

The Cuckoo Song (“Sumer is icumen in”)  

Spring (“Lenten is come with love to toune”)  

Alisoun (“Bitwene Mersh and Averil”)  

I Have a Noble Cock  

My Lefe Is Faren in a Lond  

Fowls in the Frith  

Abuse of Women (“In every place ye may well see”)  

The Irish Dancer (“Gode sire, pray ich thee”)  

A Forsaken Maiden’s Lament (“I lovede a child of this cuntree”)  

The Wily Clerk (“This enther day I mete a clerke”)  

Jolly Jankin (“As I went on YoI Day in our procession”)  

Adam Lay Ibounden  

I Sing of a Maiden  

In Praise of Mary (“Edi be thu, Hevene Quene”)  

Mary Is with Child (“Under a tree”)  

Sweet Jesus, King of Bliss  

Now Goeth Sun under Wood  

Jesus, My Sweet Lover (“Jesu Christ, my lemmon swete”)  

Contempt of the World (“Where beth they biforen us weren?”)  

 

DAFYDD AP GWILYM                                                                          

Aubade  

One Saving Place  

Tale of a Wayside Inn  

The Winter  

The Ruin  

 

                                         Middle Scots Poets                                        

WILLIAM DUNBAR                                                                               

Lament for the Makars  

Done Is a Battell  

In Secreit Place This Hyndir Nycht  

 

ROBERT HENRYSON                                                                            

Robene and Makyne  

                                                        

                                        Late Medieval Allegory

CHARLES D’ORLEANS                                                                         

Ballade 26  

Ballade 61  

Roundel 94  

 

MANKIND                                                                                              

(acting edition by Peter Meredith)           

 

CHRISTINE DE PIZAN                                                                           

from Book of the City of Ladies  

(trans. by Earl Jeffrey Richards)

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205655304
Author:
Damrosch, David
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
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Wolfson, Susan J.
Author:
Hadfield, Andrew David
Author:
Schotter, Anne Howland
Author:
Sherman, Stuart
Author:
Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
Author:
Carroll, Clare
Author:
Henderson, Heather
Author:
Baswell, Christopher
Author:
Manning, Peter J.
Author:
Sharpe, William Chapman
Subject:
General
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General Literary Criticism & Collections
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Literary Criticism : General
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Damrosch Series
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1A
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The Fourth Edition of The Longman Anthology of British Literature continues its tradition of presenting works in the historical context in which they were written.  This fresh approach includes writers from the British Isles, underrepresented female authors, Perspectivessectionsthatshed light on the period as a whole and link with immediately surrounding works to help illuminate a theme, “And Its Time” clusters that illuminate a specific cultural moment or a debate to which an author is responding, and “Responses” in which later authors respond to one or more texts from earlier works.

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Key Benefit:  The Fourth Edition builds upon the strengths of previous editions with its sustained attention to the context in which the literature was produced and its broadened scope of literature that includes the full cultural diversity of the British Isles.  Key Topics:  Includes canonical authors and newly visible authors.  Extensive selections from previously underrepresented female writers are fully integrated.  New “Responses” readings group works that were based on earlier writings to link works across time and place.  “Perspectives” readings are broad groupings that illuminate underlying issues in a variety of the major works of a period.  New to Volume 1A is the inclusion of new Penguin Classics translations of Beowulf by Michael Alexander and Sir Gawain and theGreen Knightby Brian Stone and the major classic work The Táin.  Market:  For anyone wanting a fresh approach to the study and enjoyment of British literature.          

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