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Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary

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The author offers an account and explanation of the diversity of the more than 60 manuscripts of the "South English Legendary", a ... Lire la suite
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The author offers an account and explanation of the diversity of the more than 60 manuscripts of the "South English Legendary", a late 13th-century collection of verse lives of saints, in a southern English dialect. She shows how they reflect and address the complexity of Edward I's England.

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Contents: Note on transcription and translation; Introduction: Tales of the saints: Beginnings; The legend of St Hilary; Hagiography and its discontents; The art of narrative and the influence of everyday life; Writing in English: The poetry of popular instruction; The Ormulum; Cursor Mundi; Handlyng Synnne; The South English Legendary; The Art of Narrative: Narrative Beginnings: Narrative and repetition in the Ormulum; Cursor Mundi's coherent biography; The South English Legendary and the perils of originality; The uses of Romance: Romance as a generic influence; Mary Magdalen and the prince of Marseille; Isumbras and Eustace; The Isumbras romance; The Eustace legend; The idea of a collection: Sources and authors; The idea of a collection; The triumph of narrative in All Souls; The story of the buried miner; The influence of everyday life: Escaping the Virgin martyr plot; Frideswide of Oxford; Ordinary wives; The legend of Julian the Hospitaller; The legend of Clement; Conclusion: Telling stories about the world; A world of people; The natural world; Letting the tale speak; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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Titre: Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary
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Code EAN: 9780754632931
ISBN: 978-0-7546-3293-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 240
Année: 2003

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