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Wetherbee, Winthrop 1938-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 172 publications in 5 languages and 6,945 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Literature  Sources  Audio adaptations  Fiction  Academic theses  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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Most widely held works by Winthrop Wetherbee
Geoffrey Chaucer : the Canterbury tales by Winthrop Wetherbee( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide places The Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century. It examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and the psychological richness of their interaction. Emphasis is placed on the language of the poem, the place of Chaucer in subsequent literary tradition, and an entire chapter is devoted to the General Prologue, which is widely studied in courses. Finally, the volume offers a chronology of the period and an invaluable guide to further reading."--Jacket
Through a classical eye : transcultural and transhistorical visions in medieval English, Italian and Latin literature in honour of Winthrop Wetherbee by Andrew Galloway( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains first-rate essays that demonstrate a range of strategies for undertaking transcultural and transhistorical studies of the late medieval period, and examines medieval literature and culture where English, Italian, and Latin materials overlap
Chaucer and the poets : an essay on Troilus and Criseyde by Winthrop Wetherbee( )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sensitive reading of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer's poetic vision. Using as a starting point Chaucer's profound admiration for the achievement of Dante and the classical poets, Wetherbee sees the Troilus as much more than a courtly treatment of an event in ancient history-it is, he asserts, a major statement about the poetic tradition from which it emerges. Wetherbee demonstrates the evolution of the poet-narrator of the Troilus, who begins as a poet of romance, bound by the characters' limited worldview, but who in the end becomes a poet capable of realizing the tragic and ultimately the spiritual implications of his story
The ancient flame : Dante and the poets by Winthrop Wetherbee( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wetherbee's fresh, illuminating approach departs from the usual treatment of classical poets in Dante criticism, which assigns them a merely allegorical function. Their true importance to Dante's project is much greater. As Wetherbee meticulously shows, Dante's use of the poets is grounded in an astute understanding of their historical situation and a deeply sympathetic reading of their poetry. A stunning contribution by a distinguished medievalist, Wetherbee's investigation of the poem's classicism makes possible an ethical and spiritual but non-Christian reading of Dante, one that will spur new research and become an indispensable tool for teaching the Commedia."--Jacket
Platonism and poetry in the twelfth century; the literary influence of the school of Chartres by Winthrop Wetherbee( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 710 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (S. 178)
The Cosmographia of Bernardus Silvestris by Bernard Silvestris( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannes de Hauvilla, Architrenius by Johannes( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are characteristic scenes in which a desire that combines prurience with frank sexuality is set against a quasi-religious idealism. The directness with which the poem engages social and psychological problems anticipates the work of the great vernacular writers Boccaccio and Chaucer. Winthrop Wetherbee's prose translation is presented alongside the original Latin, and augmented by an introduction and extensive notes
Literary works by Alanus( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Latin and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic works by Bernard Silvestris( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernardus Silvestris exemplifies the scholastic culture of his time. Having studied with pioneers in philosophy and science, he became a renowned teacher of literary and poetic composition. His versatility as scholar, philosopher, and scientist is apparent in his masterpiece, the Cosmographia. In alternating verse and prose, this foundational text for later Latin and vernacular literature synthesizes important intellectual movements of the early twelfth century. It owes its deepest debt to the tradition of philosophical allegory, including Plato's Timaeus, Cicero's Somnium Scipionis, and the prosimetra of Martianus Capella and Boethius. Bernardus also displays a masterly awareness of classical Latin poetry. Though less widely influential than his great disciple, Alan of Lille, Bernardus is the most subtle of the twelfth-century Latin poets; the Cosmographia has been aptly compared to the poetry of Lucretius and Giordano Bruno, and a copy survives written in the hand of Boccaccio. In Mathematicus ("The Astrologer"), a Roman hero, faced with an astrologer's prediction that he will kill his father, resolves to defy fate by committing suicide. This text is the most substantial of the surviving twelfth-century poems based on the ancient exercises in rhetoric known as controversiae, and it illustrates the twelfth century's concern with astral determinism."--
The shipman's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English, Middle and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer : the Canterbury tales by Winthrop Wetherbee( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The school of Chartres and medieval poetry by Winthrop Wetherbee( )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early generations of the Wetherby-Witherby-Wetherbee-Witherbee family in New England-John, of Sudbury, Marlborough and Stow, Massachusetts by Winthrop Wetherbee( Book )

7 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Stow married Elizabeth Wetherbee in Harkhurst, England and came to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634 with his wife and six children
Cosmographia by Bernard Silvestris( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le De mundi universitate est une oeuvre à dimension philosophique sous forme de poème épique. Alternant vers et prose, spéculations métaphysiques et descriptions de la nature, ce texte du XIIe siècle entraîne le lecteur, à la suite de personnages féminins allégoriques, dans un voyage fantastique, où se rencontrent les êtres vivants les plus variés
Literate laughter by Theodore Silverstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Nitzsche, Jane Chance: The Genius figure in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. - London, 1975 by Winthrop Wetherbee( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architrenius : translated and edited by Winthrop Wetherbee by Johannes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1988 Medieval poetry reading by Frederick Ahl( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Professors and graduate students read selected works of medieval poetry in various languages including Welsh, Spanish, Slavic, German, and Old English
Medieval Studies poetry reading 1994 by Alice Colby-Hall( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Permanence and corruption in the Aeneid and the Faerie Queene by Winthrop Wetherbee( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Geoffrey Chaucer : the Canterbury tales
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Through a classical eye : transcultural and transhistorical visions in medieval English, Italian and Latin literature in honour of Winthrop WetherbeeThe ancient flame : Dante and the poetsThe Cosmographia of Bernardus SilvestrisJohannes de Hauvilla, ArchitreniusChaucer : the Canterbury talesCosmographiaArchitrenius : translated and edited by Winthrop Wetherbee
Alternative Names
Wetherbee, Pete 1938-

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