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

Overview
Works: 74 works in 321 publications in 5 languages and 9,281 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Essays  Romances  Periodicals  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
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Most widely held works by E. Talbot Donaldson
Speaking of Chaucer by E. Talbot Donaldson( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 1,211 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 )

40 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in English and held by 967 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 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf: a new prose translation( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and English, Old and held by 790 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 )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 420 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 303 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 )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 264 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--the three versions by William Langland( Book )

in 3 languages and held by 147 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 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in English and held by 60 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and English, Middle and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
 
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Beowulf : the Donaldson translation, backgrounds and sources, criticism
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Donaldson, E. T.

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Donaldson, E. T. 1910-1987

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Donaldson, E. Talbot 1910-1987

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

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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 versionsBeowulfPiers Plowman