Описание: This deeply informed and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of Middle English manuscripts. It is intended for students and scholars who are familiar with some of the major Middle English literary works, such as The Canterbury Tales, Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman, and the romances, mystical works or cycle plays, but who may not know much about the surviving manuscripts. The book approaches these texts in a way that takes into account the whole manuscript or codex—its textual and visual contents, physical state, readership, and cultural history. Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts also explores the function of illustrations in fashioning audience response to particular authors and their texts over the course of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Linda Olson, and Maidie Hilmo—scholars at the forefront of the modern study of Middle English manuscripts—focus on the writers most often taught in Middle English courses, including Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, the Gawain Poet, Thomas Hoccleve, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe, highlighting the specific issues that shaped literary production in late medieval England. Among the topics they address are the rise of the English language, literacy, social conditions of authorship, early instances of the "Alliterative Revival," women and book production, nuns' libraries, patronage, household books, religious and political trends, and attempts at revisionism and censorship. Inspired by the highly successful study of Latin manuscripts by Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (also published by Cornell), this book demonstrates how the field of Middle English manuscript studies, with its own unique literary and artistic environment, is changing modern approaches to the culture of the book.
Автор: Kerby, Kathryn Название: Books under suspicion ISBN: 0268033234 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780268033231 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 8910 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Examines the censorship issues that propelled the major writers of the period toward their massive use of visionary genres. This book examines controversial ideas as diverse as the early experimental humanism of Chaucer, censured beatific vision theology and the breakdown of Langland`s A Text, and Julian`s authorial suppression of her gender.
Автор: Kerby Johanna Название: Little Pink Pup ISBN: 0399254358 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780399254352 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1452 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Pink was the runt of the pig litter. He was so small that the Kerby family didnat think he would survivea so they brought him into the house where he met Tink, a new dachshund mom. When Tink saw Pink, she immediately adopted him into her family, and helped nurse him back to health. Pink thrived in his new family: the puppies didnat mind that Pink looked nothing like themahe was just their size.
This remarkable story has already garnered a great deal of media attention: the irresistible photographs documenting Pink and Tinkas relationship have appeared on "Good Morning America" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Readers of all ages will be captivated by these adorable animals and the amazing bond that they share.
Автор: Kerby Mona Название: Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch ISBN: 0374356858 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374356859 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 1741 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
One rainy night in 1888, a stray dog wandered into the U.S. Post Office in Albany, New York. Workers found him the next morning asleep on a pile of mail pouches. The dog seemed to like the post office and the smell of the mailbags and the men's wool uniforms. When no one came to claim him, they named him Owney and made him their pet. However, Owney's loyalty and sense of adventure soon made it clear he wasn't just an average mutt. Over the course of nine years, Owney guarded the mail not only in Albany but on mail trains that traveled all over the United States.
Accompanied by lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, this is a delightful true story of a special dog whose faithful service earned him a trip around the world. Owney can be seen in the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. "Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch" is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year."