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322 pages
9 x 6 inches
Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures, 1
Medieval Institute Publications
Hardback (July 1982)
ISBN-13 9780918720153
ISBN-10 091872015X
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Paperback (December 1982)
ISBN-13 9780918720160
ISBN-10 0918720168
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Literary Studies
Medieval Studies
The Wisdom of Poetry
Essays in Early English Literature in Honor of Morton W. Bloomfield
edited by Larry D. Benson and Siegfried Wenzel
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. 
   about the author

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 show more
   table of contents

Preface 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 Stanley 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, 117 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 Publications of Morton W. Bloomfield: 1939-1981 by George Hardin Brown
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