Poets and prophets : essays in medieval studies

by G.T. Shepherd ; edited by T.A. Shippey and John Pickles

Professor T. A. Shippey writes in his introduction to the present volume: 'Speaking personally, Geoffrey Shepherd had a claim to being more influential on other medievalists than any other Englishman of his generation. ' His former pupils testify to his intelligence and subtlety, yet he never wrote a full-length book, and his scholarship survives in a handful of articles and in his work as an editor. This volume therefore represents the tangible testament of a major figure in English literary scholarship. The focus of the pieces reprinted here is on Anglo-Saxon religious verse, on Chaucer and on Piers Plowman, and in them Geoffrey Shepherd's highly original and often paradoxical approach is evident; he was equally interested in poetic vision and the value of grammar as a discipline, in the theory of storytelling and in the minutiae of textual editing. These rich and subtle pieces have much to offer, and their reissue will be widely welcomed. GEOFFREY SHEPHERDwas Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Birmingham.

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  • Part 1: Geoffrey Thomas Shepherd, T.A.Shippey. Part 2 Publications of G.T.Shepherd compiled by John Pickles: "The Prophetic Caedmon"
  • "Scriptural Poetry"
  • "'Beowulf': an Epic fairy Tale"
  • "English Versions of the Scriptures Before Wyclif"
  • "The Emancipation of Story in the Twelfth Century"
  • "'All the Wealth of Croesus...': A Topic in the 'Ancrene Riwle'"
  • "Religion and Philosophy in Chaucer"
  • "Make Believe: Chaucer's Rational of Storytelling in 'The House of Fame'"
  • "'Troius and Criseyde'"
  • "The Nature of Alliterative Poetry in Late Medieval England"
  • Poverty in "Piers Plowman".

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書名 Poets and prophets : essays in medieval studies
著作者等 Pickles, J.
Shepherd, G. T.
Shippey, T. A.
Shepherd Geoffrey
出版元 Brewer
刊行年月 1990
版表示 Collected ed
ページ数 xx, 218 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0859912892
NCID BA10662719
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス