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The Wisdom of Poetry
Essays in Early English Literature in Honor of Morton W. Bloomfield

Edited by Larry D Benson

The Wisdom of Poetry
Hardback, 322 pages £31.50
Published: 1982
ISBN: 9780918720153
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Series: Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures

A collection of wise and witty essays by some of our wisest and wittiest scholars in honor of one of our field's wisest wits.

Understanding an Old English Wisdom Verse: Maxims II, Lines 10ff by Fred C. Robinson
Sapientia et Fortitudo in the Old English Judith by Robert E. Kaske
The Drama of The Wanderer by William Alfred
Of Words and Deeds: The Coastguard’s Maxim Once More by Stanely B. Greenfield
The Beowulf Poet’s Sense of History by Roberta Frank
Langland and Some Scriptural Quotations by E. Talbot Donaldson
The Perplexities of William Langland by George Kane
Narration and the Invention of Experience: Episodic Form in Piers Plowman by Anne Middleton
The Occasion of The Parliament of Fowls by Larry D. Benson
Venus in the “north-north-west”? Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls by Alan J. Lazarus
The Philosophies in Chaucer’s Troilus by Donald R. Howard
Miracles of the Virgin, Medieval Anti-Semitism, and the “Prioress’s Tale” by Robert Worth Frank, Jr.
Chaucer’s Lists by Stephen A. Barney
The Wisdom of the Fool by Siegfried Wenzel
The Publication of Morton W. Bloomfield: 1939 – 1981 by George Hardin Brown

Larry D. Benson was a professor of English at Harvard University. He was the general editor of the Riverside Chaucer and published widely on Chaucer. Siegfried Wenzel is professor emeritus of English at the University of Pennsylvania and the chair of the Chaucer Library Committee.

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 Hardback , 322 pages

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 Medieval Institute Publications


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