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Piers Plowman - 90 edition

Piers Plowman (ISBN10: 0393960110; ISBN13: 9780393960112)
ISBN13: 978-0393960112
ISBN10: 0393960110

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0393027723
ISBN10: 0393027724

Summary: E. Talbot Donaldson wrote in his first book on Piers Plowman that Langland in his emphasis on the individual was in advance of his own church and of his own nation--and, indeed, of himself. Paradoxically, as Donaldson also recognized, Langland was a political and religious moderate whose cast of mind was conservative and traditionalist. The poem that resulted from this curious paradox presents one of the great enigmas of all English poetry, as well as one of the majo
r works of the Middle Ages.
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Summary: E. Talbot Donaldson wrote in his first book on Piers Plowman that Langland in his emphasis on the individual was in advance of his own church and of his own nation--and, indeed, of himself. Paradoxically, as Donaldson also recognized, Langland was a political and religious moderate whose cast of mind was conservative and traditionalist. The poem that resulted from this curious paradox presents one of the great enigmas of all English poetry, as well as one of the major works of the Middle Ages. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 90
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Year Published: 1990
International: No



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