"Traditions and Renewals" by Marie Borroff

Traditions and Renewals Chaucer, the Gawain-Poet and Beyond Marie Borroff

Publication date:
01 Jun 2003
Yale University Press
288 pages: 234 x 156 x 17mm
black & white illustrations

In this book Marie Borroff brings her expertise as a medievalist, literary critic, poet, and philologist to bear on problems of central importance in the poetry of Chaucer and his nameless contemporary, the Gawain-or Pearl-poet.

Marie Borroff is Sterling Professor of English, Emeritus, at Yale University. Her verse-translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience, and Pearl are well known, and she is the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Stylistic and Metrical Study, and a collection of poems, Stars and Other Signs, both published by Yale University Press.

?This exceptional book will be essential reading for specialists in later Middle English literature.??George Kane, King?s College London

?Borroff offers new insights into familiar and much-analyzed works. . . . Densely argued and eminently clear. A fine collection from a distinguished scholar and critic. Highly recommended.??Choice

"These are readable essays that illustrate the value of the methodologies that Boroff has committed herself to in her career."?Lawrence M. Clopper, Journal of English and Germanic Philology