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Donaldson, E. Talbot (Ethelbert Talbot) 1910-1987

Overview
Works: 75 works in 341 publications in 5 languages and 9,417 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Epic poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Essays  Periodicals  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PR2010, 821.1
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Most widely held works by E. Talbot Donaldson
Speaking of Chaucer by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf : the Donaldson translation, backgrounds and sources, criticism( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated text of the saga of the hero Beowulf, slayer of the monster Grendel, and includes backgrounds and sources, as well as critical commentary
Piers plowman; the C-text and its poet by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

39 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry : an anthology for the modern reader by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swan at the well : Shakespeare reading Chaucer by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf: a new prose translation( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and English, Old and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new translation of the English epic makes for easier reading
Acts of interpretation : the text in its contexts, 700-1600 : essays on medieval and Renaissance literature in honor of E. Talbot Donaldson by Mary J Carruthers( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's poetry : an anthology for the modern reader by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will's vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donaldson--one of the century's most distinguished medieval scholars--began his career working on Piers and continued studying it all his life. His translation not only skillfully reproduces the alliterative verse of the original, but also reanimates the poem in all its mercurial changes: lyrical, mystical, satirical--and funny. Elizabeth Kirk and Judith Anderson have supplied helpful notes and glossary, and an introduction. Both the translation and the apparatus open up the poem's world for every reader"--Back cover
Beowulf : a prose translation : backgrounds and contexts, criticism( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the prose translation of "Beowulf" and provides historical, linguistic, and literary settings, origins of Old English language, and material on Beowulf's tribes and genealogies
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the fourteenth-century epic poem by William Langland that explores day-to-day life in medieval England
Piers Plowman, the B version : Will's visions of Piers Plowman, Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best by William Langland( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Multiple languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-best by William Langland( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and English, Middle and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive edition of the C Version of Piers Plowman presents the poem in its second, uncompleted revision. Its base is the text in Huntington Library MS 143, corrected and restored from the evidence of all known manuscripts of the C tradition to that of the first fair copy of the poet's revision materials. The correction and restoration are described in an extensive Introduction, and there is a full apparatus of variant readings
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- - Supplement. The evidence for authorship/by George Kane.-1965.-72p.; 23cm
Chaucerian Shakespeare : adaptation and transformation : a collection of essays( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mss. R and F in the B-tradition of Piers Plowman by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and studies, 1976 by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and English, Middle and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition has been prepared with a full sense of the intrinsic literary power and complexity of the work, and also of its significance as a record of social and religious conflict and crises in a turbulent age. The introduction and the extensive notes and glossary are designed to enable the student to respond to all the layers of meaning in the text and to Langland's vivid and versatile style. The C-text is chosen as the basis for the edition as being the latest revision of the poem, and therefore as bearing to some extent the author's stamp of authority. It is possible to argue, furthermore, that the C-revision presents a clearer and less cluttered argument than B, and sharpens the lineaments of the poem
Medieval and Renaissance poets : Langland to Spenser by W. H Auden( Book )

3 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beowulf : the Donaldson translation, backgrounds and sources, criticism
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The swan at the well : Shakespeare reading ChaucerBeowulf: a new prose translationWill's vision of Piers PlowmanBeowulf : a prose translation : backgrounds and contexts, criticismPiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticismPiers PlowmanBeowulfPiers Plowman
Alternative Names
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Donaldson, E. T. 1910-1987

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Donaldson, E. Talbot 1910-1987

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Talbot Donaldson, Ethelbert 1910-1987

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