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

Overview
Works: 94 works in 350 publications in 5 languages and 9,477 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Epic poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Essays  Romances  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
Publication Timeline
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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 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 1,194 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 )

31 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 940 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 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf: a new prose translation( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 765 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 )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in English and held by 506 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 421 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 417 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 )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 311 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
Piers Plowman, the B version : Will's visions of Piers Plowman, Do-well, Do-better, and Do-best by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and English, Middle and held by 195 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 : the A version by William Langland( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and English, Middle and held by 147 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
Chaucerian Shakespeare : adaptation and transformation : a collection of essays( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Plowman by William Langland( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- - Supplement. The evidence for authorship/by George Kane.-1965.-72p.; 23cm
Essays and studies, 1976 by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval and Renaissance poets : Langland to Spenser( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 31 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 Plowman : the A versionBeowulfPiers the Plowman
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