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Brewer, Derek 1923-2008

Overview
Works: 147 works in 899 publications in 6 languages and 22,722 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  History  Manuscripts  Arthurian romances  Poetry  Biographies  Romances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Performer, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR1924, 821.1
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Most widely held works by Derek Brewer
Chaucer in his time by Derek Brewer( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer by Derek Brewer( Book )

76 editions published between 1953 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer and his world by Derek Brewer( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Czech and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of one of the great English poets and describes the social, political, and intellectual climate of his time
Chaucer and Chaucerians : Critical Studies in Middle English Literature by Derek Brewer( Book )

35 editions published between 1914 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Chaucer by Derek Brewer( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer, the critical heritage by Derek Brewer( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read the material themselves
Chaucer's mind and art by A. C Cawley( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parlement of foulys by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Morte Darthur, parts seven and eight by Thomas Malory( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book endures and inspires because it embodies mankind's deepest yearnings: the power of brotherhood and community, the romance of a love worth dying for, and the moral rightness of valor, honor, and chivalry
A companion to the Gawain-poet by Derek Brewer( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It ends with a discussion of the reception of the Morte Darthur from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, and a select bibliography
Chaucer : the poet as storyteller by Derek Brewer( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer traditions : studies in honour of Derek Brewer by Ruth Morse( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and innovation in Chaucer by Derek Brewer( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerder verspreid verschenen essays over het werk van de Engelse dichter (±1 340-1400)
Symbolic stories : traditional narratives of the family drama in English literature by Derek Brewer( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of Malory( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English gothic literature by Derek Brewer( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries between 1100 and 1500 were the crucible in which English language and literature, after the blow of the Norman Conquest, were reformed with results that affected all later times. The national language and literary culture were reconstructed influences. The medieval centuries present a fascinating success story of recovery, inventiveness and major achievement in all aspects of national life.In literature, lyric verse, narrative poetry, drama and discursive prose were all established in characteristic modes. In the present book many works are discussed, while such masterpieces as the works of Chaucer, Langland's Piers Plowman, the poems of the Gawain-poet and Malory's Morte Darthur are shown as the secular equivalent in words of the great medieval Gothic cathedrals. The forms of this varied body of literature had as characteristic a period style as contemporary Gothic art and architecture themselves. English literature may equally be described as Gothic, with assumptions and achievements which both lead to and contrast with later Neoclassical styles. Black and white photographic illustrations further the comparison and suggest some background.English Gothic literature derives from many interrelated social context - court, town, monastery and countryside. It was recorded in manuscripts that blend the qualities of popular speech and folktale with some of the more impersonal regular qualities of printing, that last of fundamental medieval inventions. In this new concept of the history of medieval literature, Derek Brewer illuminates the major literary works with detailed exposition to make them available to the reader coming fresh to them. At the same time he places them in the context of developing literacy and individualism, secular realism, romantic love, personal religion, etc., setting forth a coherent framework of cultural history which will challenge the interest of those who already know the period
Studies in medieval English romances : some new approaches( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Chaucer by Derek Brewer( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new introduction to Chaucer by Derek Brewer( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New Introduction to Chaucer is the result of Derek Brewer's distinguished career spanning fifty years of research and study of Chaucer and contemporary scholarship and criticism. New interpretations of many of the poems are presented including a detailed account of the Book of the Duchess. Derek Brewer's fresh and narrative style of writing will appeal to all who are interested in Chaucer, from sixth-form and undergraduate students who are new to Chaucer's work through to more advanced students and lecturers
Traditions and innovations in the study of Medieval English literature : the influence of Derek Brewer by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as a pioneer in academic publishing. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies in which he pioneered innovations which remain central, from Chaucer's knight and knightly virtues to the wholeness of Malory's 'Morte Darthur'
 
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Studies in medieval English romances : some new approaches
Alternative Names
Brewer, D.S.

Brewer, D. S. 1923-

Brewer, D. S. 1923-2008

Brewer, D. S. (Derek Stanley)

Brewer, D. S. (Derek Stanley), 1923-

Brewer, D. S. (Derek Stanley), 1923-2008

Brewer, Derek

Brewer, Derek 1923-2008

Brewer, Derek S.

Brewer, Derek S. 1923-2008

Brewer, Derek Stanley.

Brewer Derek Stanley 1923-2008

Derek Brewer Brits officier (1923-2008)

Дерек Брюэр

ブルーア, デレク

ブルーワ, D. S

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Chaucer and his worldChaucer, the critical heritageThe parlement of foulysThe Morte Darthur, parts seven and eightA companion to the Gawain-poetChaucer traditions : studies in honour of Derek BrewerSymbolic stories : traditional narratives of the family drama in English literatureAspects of Malory