Piers Plowman
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: William Langland
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

An allegorical satire on alliterative verse, describing the vision of the 14th-century poet who falls asleep in the Malvern Hills. Langland covers all aspects of political and theological debate, and echoing common sentiments in its satire of the corrupt church, especially the Friars.
Reading Piers Plowman and The Pilgrim's Progress
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Barbara A. Johnson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: SIU Press

Centering her discussion on two historical "ways of reading" - which she calls the Protestant and the lettered - Barbara A. Johnson traces the development of a Protestant readership as it is reflected in the reception of Langland's Piers Plowman and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Informed by reader-response and reception theory
The Cambridge Companion to Piers Plowman
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Andrew Cole, Andrew Galloway
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A comprehensive study of the fascinating medieval poem Piers Plowman, consolidating the most enduring work with groundbreaking new research.
The Myth of Piers Plowman
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Lawrence Warner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"Addressing the history of the production and reception of the great medieval poem, Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner reveals the many ways in which scholars, editors and critics over the centuries created their own speculative narratives about the poem, which gradually came to be regarded as factually true. Warner begins by
'Piers Plowman' and the Medieval Discourse of Desire
Language: en
Pages: 38
Authors: Fellow of King's College Cambridge and Newton Trust Lecturer in English Nicolette Zeeman, Nicolette Zeeman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-20 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This ambitious study links William Langland's great poem Piers Plowman to wider medieval enquiries into the nature of intellectual and spiritual desire. Zeeman's radical approach opens up a completely fresh reading of Piers Plowman and sheds light on the history of medieval psychology.