Burrow, J. A. (John Anthony)
Most widely held works about J. A Burrow
Most widely held works by J. A Burrow
Gestures and looks in medieval narrative by J. A Burrow ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
In medieval society, gestures and speaking looks played an even more important part in public and private exchanges than they do today. In this, the first study of its kind in English, John Burrow examines the role of non-verbal communication in a range of narrative texts.
Ricardian poetry : Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and the Gawain poet by J. A Burrow ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Medieval writers and their work : Middle English literature and its background 1100-1500 by J. A Burrow ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
A reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. A Burrow ( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
The ages of man : a study in medieval writing and thought by J. A Burrow ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 libraries worldwide
A book of Middle English by J. A Burrow ( Book )
39 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 760 libraries worldwide
"This authoritative textbook introduces readers to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400."--BOOK JACKET.
Essays on medieval literature by J. A Burrow ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 libraries worldwide
English verse, 1300-1500 ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Chaucer; a critical anthology by J. A Burrow ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Medieval futures attitudes to the future in the Middle Ages ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"Medieval Futures explores the rich variety of ways in which medieval people imagined the future, from the prophetic anticipation of the end of the world to the mundane expectation that the world would continue indefinitely, permitting ordinary human plans and provisions. The articles explore the ways in which the future was represented to serve the present, methods used to predict the future, and strategies adopted in order to plan and provide for it. Different conceptions of the future are shown to relate to different social groups and the emergence of new mentalities, suggesting that changing conceptions of the future were related to general shifts in medieval culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and English, Middle and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hoccleve's Complaint and Dialogue by Thomas Hoccleve ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Medieval writers and their work : Middle English literature 1100-1500 by J. A Burrow ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
"In an updated edition of his hugely successful student introduction to English literature from 1100 to 1500, J.A. Burrow takes account of scholarly developments in the field. Full of information and stimulating ideas, and a pleasure to read, Burrow's book deals with circumstances of composition and reception, the main genres, 'modes of meaning' (allegory etc.), and medieval literature's afterlife in modern times. It shows that the literature of authors such as Chaucer, Gower, and Langland is more readily accessible than usually imagined, and well worth reading too. By placing medieval writers in their historical context--the four centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Renaissance--Professor Burrow explains not only how they wrote, but why."--P.  of cover.
Langland's fictions by J. A Burrow ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Langland's Piers Plowman is a profoundly Christian poem which nevertheless has enjoyed a wide general appeal. Readers - both religious and non-religious - have been drawn by the power of Langland's fictive imagination, the rich variety of imaginary worlds in his great dream-poem. Langland's Fictions examines the construction of the ten dreams which make up the B Text of Piers Plowman, and explores the relation of these dream-fictions to those realities with which the poet was chiefly preoccupied. This relationship is discussed under three main headings: 'fictions of the divided mind', in which the poet's mixed feelings about matters such as the value of learning find expression in imagined scenes and actions; 'fictions of history', in which the main events of salvation history are relived in the parallel worlds of dream; and 'fictions of the self', in which Langland's doubtful sense of his own moral standing as a man and a poet apparently finds expression. This chapter also addresses the controversial question of 'autobiographical elements' in the poem. J. A. Burrow's lively and considered study is a major contribution to our understanding of one of medieval literature's most enduring works.
The poetry of praise by J. A Burrow ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
One of the chief functions of poetry in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance was to praise gods, people and things. Burrow's study spans over two thousand years, from Pindar to Christopher Logue, but its main concern is with the English poetry of the Middle Ages, a period when praise poetry flourished.
Middle English literature : British Academy Gollancz lectures ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Beowulf and the roots of Anglo-Saxon poetry ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
John A. Burrows and Robert DiNapoli examine the symbolism and the influence of Christianity in Beowulf and other masterpieces of Old English poetry. Also analyzes The wanderer, The seafarer, The dream of the rood, and The battle of Maldon.
Essays on Ricardian literature in honour of J.A. Burrow ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The Gawain-poet by J. A Burrow ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
"The book treats separately all four poems: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain. There are also chapters on: the history of the poems and their rediscovery; alliterative verse; and what little is known about the author. The main emphasis falls on interpretation, and on such explanations as a modern reader may require. All quotations cited from the poems are translated as well."--BOOK JACKET.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and English, Middle and held by 172 libraries worldwide
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Aging Aging--Philosophy Arthurian romances Beowulf Burrow, J. A. Chaucer, Geoffrey,--d. 1400 Christian poetry, English (Middle) Civilization, Medieval Complaint poetry, English (Middle) Contemporaries Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dialogues, English (Middle) Dream of the rood Dreams England English language--Middle English English language--Middle English--Grammar English literature--Middle English English literature--Old English English poetry--Middle English English poetry--Old English Europe Forecasting Gawain (Legendary character) Gawain (Legendary character)--Romances Gawain and the Grene Knight Great Britain History Hoccleve, Thomas,--1370?-1450? Intellectual life Knights and knighthood Laudatory poetry, English Life cycle, Human--Philosophy Literature Literature, Medieval Maldon (Anglo-Saxon poem) Narration (Rhetoric) Nonverbal communication Philosophy, Medieval Piers Plowman (Langland, William) Poetry Poetry--Psychological aspects Popular culture Praise Readers Rhetoric, Medieval Romances Romances, English Seafarer (Anglo-Saxon poem) Wanderer (Anglo-Saxon poem)
Burrow, J. A.
Burrow, J. A. 1932-
Burrow, J. A. (John Anthony)
Burrow, John 1932-
Burrow, John Anthony.
Burrow, John Anthony, 1932-
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English, Old (2)
Multiple languages (1)