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The Resource William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation, by George Economou

William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation, by George Economou

Label
William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation
Title
William Langland's Piers Plowman
Title remainder
the C version : a verse translation
Statement of responsibility
by George Economou
Title variation
Piers plowman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1330?-1400?
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langland, William
Dewey number
821/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2013
LC item number
.E38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Economou, George
Series statement
Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Christian poetry, English (Middle)
  • English poetry
  • Theology
Label
William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation, by George Economou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxxi]-xxxiv)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35159264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780812215618
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96031987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
William Langland's Piers Plowman : the C version : a verse translation, by George Economou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxxi]-xxxiv)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35159264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780812215618
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96031987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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