The Middle English Lyric and Short Poem
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580 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Annotated Bibliographies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

The Middle English Lyric and Short Poem

by Rosemary Greentree

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This Bibliography assembles annotation of collections and criticism of lyrics of religious and secular love, carols and songs, and rhymes of everyday life.
The Middle English lyrics and short poems form a varied group that ranges over most aspects of life to include lyrics of religious and secular love, carols and songs, and mundane rhymes of everyday life. Thus there are expressionsof devotion, ethereal or earthly, theological expositions, and knowledge needed for life. The poems are disparate and generally anonymous, and their survival owes much to chance. The bibliography assembles neutral annotation of collections and criticism of the works, arranged chronologically to show the course of criticism and the growing appreciation of these poems and all they can tell us. The introduction considers these matters, problems of definitionof the genre, and the isolable lyrics, and seeks to reconcile some first impressions of the poems, as disparate and slight, with the rewards of close study.

ROSEMARY GREENTREE is currently Visiting Research Fellow, Dept of English, University of Adelaide.

Rosemary Greentree is Visiting Research Fellow, Department of English, University of Adelaide.

"Excellent guide... unique in that it specifically addresses the Middle English lyric and short poem, a genre that encompasses a wide range of poetry, including song lyrics and religious and instructive poems... Thoroughly discusses published editions and the history of their criticism." CHOICE
"Praise is highly deserved for this bibliography... Her book will not only be an indispensable scholarly tool: it is more than that, it is a pleasure to read it and to consult it." E.G. Stanley, NOTES AND QUERIES

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9780859916219

June 2001

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Title Details

580 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Annotated Bibliographies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer