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

Overview
Works: 61 works in 308 publications in 5 languages and 9,278 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Conference papers and proceedings  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Bio-bibliography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PR1109, 821.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by E. Talbot Donaldson
Speaking of Chaucer by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 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 )

38 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 953 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 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new translation of the English epic makes for easier reading
The swan at the well : Shakespeare reading Chaucer by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteenth-century Piers Plowman is one of the most influential poems from the Age of Chaucer. Following the character Will on his quest for the true Christian life, the three dream narratives that make up this work address a number of pressing political, social, moral, and educational issues of the late Middle Ages. Míceál F. Vaughan presents a fresh edition of the A version, an earlier and shorter version of this great work. Unlike the B and C versions, there is no modern, affordable edition of the A version available. For the first time in decades, students and scholars of medieval literature now have access to this important work. Vaughan's clean, uncluttered text is accompanied by ample glossing of difficult Middle English words. An expansive introduction, which includes a narrative summary of the poem, textual notes, detailed endnotes, and a select bibliography frame the text, making this edition ideal for classroom use. This is the first classroom edition of the A version since Thomas A. Knott and David C. Fowler's celebrated 1952 publication. Based on an early-fifteenth-century manuscript from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, Vaughan's text offers a unique rendition of the poem, and it is the first modern edition not to attribute the poem to William Langland. By conservatively editing one important witness of Piers Plowman, Vaughan takes a new generation of students to an early version of this great medieval poem."--Publisher's website
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 )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf : a prose translation : backgrounds and contexts, criticism( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 413 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 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. E. Talbot Donaldson's translation of the text has been selected for this Norton Critical Edition because of its skillful emulation of the original poem's distinct alliterative verse. Selections of the authoritative Middle English text are also included for comparative analysis. "Sources and Backgrounds" includes a large collection of contemporary religious and historical documents pertaining to the poem, including selections from the Douai Bible, accounts of the plague, and legal statutes. "Criticism" includes twenty interpretive essays by leading medievalists, among them E. Talbot Donaldson, George Kane, Jill Mann, Derek Pearsall, C. David Benson, and Elizabeth D. Kirk. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included."--Publisher's website
Will's visions of Piers Plowman, do-well, do-better, and do-best by William Langland( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and English, Middle and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman--the three versions by William Langland( Book )

in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucerian Shakespeare : adaptation and transformation : a collection of essays( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 116 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval and Renaissance poets : Langland to Spenser by W. H Auden( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Plowman; a critical edition of the A-version by William Langland( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English, Middle and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative edition which contains a historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual notes and a glossary. A full-bodied presentation of the A-version of the poem
Beowulf( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of English literature by M. H Abrams( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of comprehensive selections from the work of thirty-one major authors of English literature
 
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Beowulf : the Donaldson translation, backgrounds and sources, criticism
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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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Beowulf: a new prose translationThe swan at the well : Shakespeare reading ChaucerWill's vision of Piers PlowmanBeowulf : a prose translation : backgrounds and contexts, criticismPiers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticismPiers Plowman--the three versionsBeowulf