HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Medieval English Lyrics: A Critical…
Loading...

Medieval English Lyrics: A Critical Anthology (original 1963; edition 1987)

by R. T. Davies

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
161None116,453 (3.6)None
The songs, carols, and poems of medieval England evoke a people whose principal literary preoccupations were their passions, religious and otherwise. This comprehensive collection presents 187 poems, earthy and ethereal, from this tradition. All too often, this great body of poetry is represented in anthologies by a scattering of all-too-well-known poems, or by one or two unfamiliar ones for which there are often inadequate linguistic and critical notes. R.T. Davis, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Liverpool, has incorporated extensive linguistic and critical notes on the lyrics in this collection, and even the student without experience with Middle English will be able to read and appreciate the works. In addition to being the first critical anthology of medieval English lyrics ever published, it is a revealing portrait of a people far removed from us in time, but very much like ourselves.… (more)
Member:GregsBookCell
Title:Medieval English Lyrics: A Critical Anthology
Authors:R. T. Davies
Info:Faber & Faber (1987), Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:Medieval English poetry

Work details

Medieval English Lyrics: A Critical Anthology by R. T. Davies (1963)

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (1 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
R. T. Daviesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Audelay, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Charles of OrleansContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaucer, GeoffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunbar, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hawes, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henryson, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoccleve, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lydgate, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rolle, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ryman, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Skelton, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wyatt, Sir ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Introduction
This general introduction has four parts. The first shows what some of the poems are like and what issues their proper reading may raise; the second is a short, selective history of the medieval English lyric; the third considers some of the kinds of lyrics and some of the influences on them; and the fourth is a guide to this book and an explanation of what I have tried to do in it.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.6)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 4
3.5
4 6
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 141,770,337 books! | Top bar: Always visible