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Burrow, J. A. (John Anthony)

Overview
Works: 68 works in 533 publications in 5 languages and 16,133 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Arthurian romances  Educational films  Internet videos  Romances  Biography  Manuscripts  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Commentator, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR311, 821.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. A Burrow
Medieval writers and their work : Middle English literature and its background 1100-1500 by J. A Burrow( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,337 WorldCat member 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."--Page 4 of cover
A book of Middle English by J. A Burrow( Book )

73 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative textbook introduces readers to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400"--Jacket
Ricardian poetry : Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and the Gawain poet by J. A Burrow( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. A Burrow( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on medieval literature by J. A Burrow( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the 15 essays in this book, 11 have been published elsewhere between 1957 and 1981. They cover no single topic, but range over a number of disparate texts and issues
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. A Burrow( Book )

38 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem by an unknown author written in the Middle Ages, in which the hero's knightly virtues are put to the test by a huge green knight on a green horse
English verse, 1300-1500 by J. A Burrow( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and English, Middle and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Chaucer; a critical anthology by J. A Burrow( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of criticism on Geoffrey Chaucer and contains a full selection from Chaucer of his own art, contemporary reception, later criticism and (in each case the longest section) modern critical discussion and analyses. The editor contributes the introduction, a table of dates, a bibliography and a full glossarial index. The anthologized passages range in length and the principle has been to encourage the widest range of opinion, critical viewpoint and method
Gestures and looks in medieval narrative by J. A Burrow( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burrow argues that since non-verbal signs are in general less subject to change than words, many of the behaviours recorded in these texts, such as pointing and amorous gazing, are familiar in themselves, yet may prove easy to misread, either because they are no longer common, like bowing, or because their use has changed, like winking."--Jacket
Langland's fictions by J. A Burrow( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Ricardian literature in honour of J.A. Burrow( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf and the roots of Anglo-Saxon poetry( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf is the oldest written epic in English literature. In this program, Dr. Robert DiNapoli--teaching fellow in Old and Middle English at the University of Birmingham, England--and Professor John Burrow of Bristol University examine the symbolism and the influence of Christianity in Beowulf and other masterpieces of English and Germanic poetry. The Wanderer, the Seafarer, the dream of Rood, and the battle of Maldon are also analyzed
The Gawain-poet by J. A Burrow( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Thomas Hoccleve by J. A Burrow( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hoccleve (d.1426) served four kings as a clerk of the Privy Seal. His poetry, partly written under Chaucer's influence, includes the Regiment of Princes on the nature of kingship and some delightful occasional pieces. This documentary life is based on several years' study and offers a fresh interpretation of the poet; few Middle English writers can be so fully understood in the context within which they worked. This study includes new material and an up-to-date bibliography of manuscripts and printed material. John Burrow is Winterstoke Professor of English at Bristol University
Thomas Hoccleve : a facsimile of the autograph verse manuscripts : Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino (California), MSS HM 111 and HM 744, University Library, Durham (England), MS Cosin V. III. 9 by Thomas Hoccleve( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hoccleve was a scribe in royal service from ca.1386 to 1426, as well as a 'Chaucerian' poet who has attracted much interest, especially for his autobiographical poems. This facsimile reproduces three manuscripts containing all of his known poetry except his Regiment of Princes (of which no autograph copy survives). It provides a rare opportunity to see how a medieval English poet presented his own work in copies which he made himself, meticulously spelled and metred. Although these manuscripts have attracted much scholarly attention, only a few pages have been previously reproduced in published studies. The introduction includes the first full description of the contents and structure of the three volumes, with discussions of the author's handwriting, use of abbreviations and punctuations based on advances in palaeographical study and historical knowledge of Hoccleve's context."--BOOK JACKET
Travels in the wilds of Africa; being the diary of a young scientific assistant who accompanied Sir Andrew Smith in the expedition of 1834-1836 by J. A Burrow( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Medieval writers and their work : Middle English literature and its background 1100-1500
Alternative Names
Burrow, J. A.

Burrow, J.A. 1932-

Burrow, J. A. (John Anthony)

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Burrow, John 1932-

Burrow, John A. 1932-

Burrow, John Anthony.

Burrow, John Anthony 1932-

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A book of Middle EnglishEssays on medieval literatureSir Gawain and the Green KnightGestures and looks in medieval narrativeThe poetry of praiseEssays on Ricardian literature in honour of J.A. BurrowThe Gawain-poetThomas Hoccleve : a facsimile of the autograph verse manuscripts : Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino (California), MSS HM 111 and HM 744, University Library, Durham (England), MS Cosin V. III. 9