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Burrow, J. A. (John Anthony)

Works: 94 works in 617 publications in 4 languages and 19,192 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Arthurian romances  Readers (Publications)  Educational films  Internet videos  Romances  Biography  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Narrator, Commentator, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR83, 821.1
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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( )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 2,790 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
Gestures and looks in medieval narrative by J. A Burrow( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,324 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
The Oxford illustrated history of English literature by Pat Rogers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day
The ages of man : a study in medieval writing and thought by J. A Burrow( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burrows examines medieval ideas about the ages of man and their connection with the larger orders of nature and history. He looks into their expression in such forms as sermons lexicons, poems, tapestries and stained-glass windows
A book of Middle English by J. A Burrow( Book )

78 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This authoritative textbook introduces readers to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400"--Jacket
A reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. A Burrow( Book )

50 editions published between 1965 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1965, A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an interpretation of the most important poem in Middle English literature, the only fourteenth century work which can stand beside Chaucer. The book examines the poem's conventions and purposes in a critical analysis and provides a useful and insightful introduction to 'Sir Gawain'. It will be of interest to students and academics studying the poem of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Ricardian poetry : Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and the Gawain poet by J. A Burrow( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of praise by J. A Burrow( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 953 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
Medieval futures : attitudes to the future in the Middle Ages( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Essays on medieval literature by J. A Burrow( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 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 1900 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English verse, 1300-1500 by J. A Burrow( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and English, Middle and held by 587 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 572 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
The Gawain-poet by J. A Burrow( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 483 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's Complaint and Dialogue by Thomas Hoccleve( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hoccleve's sequence of poems now known as the 'Series' was composed ca. 1420. The present, new edition is limited to the first two sections of the 'Series' known as the 'Complaint' and 'Dialogue'. These are the only two sections of the 'Series' which have not survived in Hoccleve's autograph. This edition presents a reconstructed text of these sections, based on current knowledge of Hoccleve's language, spelling and metre, alongside a transcription of the text presented in Bodl. MS Selden Supra 53, the fifteenth-century scribal copy which most closely represents Hoccleve's linguistic and metrical preferences." "The Notes to the Text and glossary are much fuller than in the Furnivall edition, and the Introduction presents new findings about a poet who has been attracting much attention in recent years."--Jacket
Langland's fictions by J. A Burrow( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 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
Middle English literature : British Academy Gollancz lectures( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 323 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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 224 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 program is an indispensable aid in teaching this watershed period in Western literature
Thomas Hoccleve by J. A Burrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 169 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
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Gestures and looks in medieval narrative
Gestures and looks in medieval narrativeThe Oxford illustrated history of English literatureA book of Middle EnglishThe poetry of praiseMedieval futures : attitudes to the future in the Middle AgesEssays on medieval literatureSir Gawain and the Green KnightThe Gawain-poet
Alternative Names
Burrow, J. A.

Burrow, J.A. 1932-

Burrow, J. A. (John Anthony)

Burrow, John.

Burrow, John 1932-

Burrow, John A. 1932-

Burrow, John Anthony.

Burrow, John Anthony 1932-

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