The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman, Volume 5: C Passus 20-22; B Passus 18-20

The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman, Volume 5: C Passus 20-22; B Passus 18-20

The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman Volume C Passus B Passus The first full commentary on Piers Plowman since the late nineteenth century is inaugurated with the publication of the first two of its five projected volumes The detailed and wide ranging Penn Comme

  • Title: The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman, Volume 5: C Passus 20-22; B Passus 18-20
  • Author: Stephen A. Barney
  • ISBN: 9780812239218
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first full commentary on Piers Plowman since the late nineteenth century is inaugurated with the publication of the first two of its five projected volumes The detailed and wide ranging Penn Commentary places the allegorical dream vision of Piers Plowman within the literary, historical, social, and intellectual contexts of late medieval England, and within the long hiThe first full commentary on Piers Plowman since the late nineteenth century is inaugurated with the publication of the first two of its five projected volumes The detailed and wide ranging Penn Commentary places the allegorical dream vision of Piers Plowman within the literary, historical, social, and intellectual contexts of late medieval England, and within the long history of critical interpretation of the poem, assessing past scholarship while offering original materials and insights throughout The authors line by line, section by section, and passus by passus commentary on all three versions of the poem and on the stages of its multiple revisions reveals new aspects of the poem s meaning while assessing and summarizing a complex and often divisive scholarly tradition The volumes offer an up to date, original, and open ended guide to a poem whose engagement in its social world is unrivaled in English literature, and whose literary, religious, and intellectual accomplishments are uniquely powerful The Penn Commentary is designed to be equally useful to readers of the A, B, or C texts of the poem It is geared to readers eager to have detailed experience of Piers Plowman and other medieval literature, possessing some basic knowledge of Middle English language and literature, and interested in pondering further the particularly difficult relationships to both that this poem possesses Others, with interest in poetry of all periods, will find the extended and detailed commentary useful precisely because it does not seek to avoid the poem s challenges but seeks instead to provoke thought about its intricacy and poetic achievements Andrew Galloway s Volume 1 treats the poem s first vision, from the Prologue through Passus 4, in all three versions, accepting the C text as the poet s final word but excavating downward through the earlier B and A texts Stephen Barney s volume completes the framework for the commentary, dealing with the final three passus of the poem, extant only in the B and C versions Subsequent volumes will be the work of Ralph Hanna, Traugott Lawler, and Anne Middleton Overall, The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman marks a new stage of concentrated yet wide ranging attention to a text whose repeated revisions and literary and intellectual complexity make it both an elusive object of inquiry and a literary work whose richness has long deserved the capacious and minutely detailed treatment that only a full commentary can allow Perhaps no poem in English appeals than Piers Plowman to those readers who understand Yeats s fascination with things difficult, yet The Penn Commentary will enable generations of readers to share in the pleasures and challenges of experiencing, engaging with, and trying to elucidate the difficulties of one of the towering achievements of English literature.

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