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The Voices of Medieval English Lyric

An Anthology of Poems ca 1150-1530

by Anne L. Klinck
edition: Hardcover
tagged: medieval

What was the medieval English lyric? Moving beyond the received understanding of the genre, The Voices of Medieval English Lyric explores, through analysis, discussion, and demonstration, what the term "lyric" most meaningfully implies in a Middle English context. A critical edition of 131 poems that illustrate the range and rich variety of lyric p …

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Mobile

by Tanis MacDonald
edition: eBook
tagged: medieval, places, women authors

Longlisted for the 2020 Toronto Book Awards

Mobile is an uncivil feminist reboot of Dennis Lee's Civil Elegies and Other Poems; an urban lament about female citizenship and settler culpability; an homage to working and walking women in a love/hate relationship with Toronto, its rivers and creeks, its sidewalks and parks, its history, misogyny and vi …

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The Poetic Edda

translated by Jeramy Dodds
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, medieval

Gods, giants, violence, the undead, theft, trolls, dwarves, aphorisms, unrequited love, Valkyries, heroes, kidnapping, dragons, the creation of the cosmos and a giant wolf are just some of the elements dwelling within these Norse poetic tales. Committed to velum anonymously in Iceland around 1270, they were flash frozen from much-older oral version …

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The Siege of Jerusalem

A Broadview Anthology of British Literature Edition

by Anonymous, edited by Adrienne Williams Boyarin, general editor Joseph Black; Leonard Conolly; Kate Flint; Isobel Grundy; Don LePan; Roy Liuzza; Jerome J. McGann; Anne Lake Prescott; Barry V. Qualls & Claire Waters
edition: Paperback
tagged: medieval

The Siege of Jerusalem (c. 1370-90 CE) is a difficult text. By twenty-first-century standards, it is gruesomely violent and offensive. It tells the story of the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, an event viewed by its author (as by many in the Middle Ages) as divine retribution against Jews for the killing of Christ. It …

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Beyond This Dark House

by Guy Gavriel Kay
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: canadian, love, medieval

Before Guy Gavriel Kay became known for his groundbreaking works of speculative fiction, establishing himself as one of the world's most respected writers in that genre, he was an accomplished poet, his work appearing in major literary journals such as The Antigonish Review and Prism. Through the years, while writing his dramatic international best …

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The "Alexandreis" of Walter of Châtilon

A Twelfth-Century Epic

translated by David Townsend, series edited by Ruth Mazo Karras
edition: Hardcover
tagged: medieval

Written sometime in the 1170s, Walter of Chatillon's Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great loomed as large on literary horizons as the works on Jean de Meun, Dante, or Boccaccio. Within a few decades of its composition, the poem had become a standard text of the literary curriculum. Virtually all authors of the thirteenth through fifteenth …

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