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Shepherd, Stephen H. A.

Works: 9 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 1,761 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Sources  History  Fiction  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen H. A Shepherd
Turpines story : a Middle English translation of the Pseudo-Turpin chronicle( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and English, Middle and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turpines Story is a unique English version of the Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle, a legendary account of Charlemagne's wars in Spain.. This recently discovered fifteenth-century translation is one of the earliest prose romances written in English, and it testifies to a distinct and flourishing insular literary tradition concerning Charlemagne. Identification of the original owner of the sole surviving manuscript locates the text both in the national politics of the Wars of the Roses, and in the regional litigation of the 'Great Berkeley Lawsuit'."--BOOK JACKET
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piers Plowman is one of the most significant works of medieval literature. Astonishing in its cultural and theological scope, William Langland's iconoclastic masterpiece is at once a historical relic and a deeply spiritual vision, probing not only the social and religious aristocracy but also the day-to-day realities of a largely voiceless proletariat class. E. Talbot Donaldson's translation of the text has been selected for this Norton Critical Edition because of its skillful emulation of the original poem's distinct alliterative verse. Selections of the authoritative Middle English text are also included for comparative analysis. "Sources and Backgrounds" includes a large collection of contemporary religious and historical documents pertaining to the poem, including selections from the Douai Bible, accounts of the plague, and legal statutes. "Criticism" includes twenty interpretive essays by leading medievalists, among them E. Talbot Donaldson, George Kane, Jill Mann, Derek Pearsall, C. David Benson, and Elizabeth D. Kirk. A Glossary and Selected Bibliography are also included."--Publisher's website
Yee? Baw for bokes : essays on medieval manuscripts and poetics in honor of Hoyt N. Duggan( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Middle English Charlemagne Romances : a revaluation of the non-cyclic verse texts and the holograph Sir Ferumbras by Stephen H. A Shepherd( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticism by William Langland( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Piers Plowman" is one of the most important and poetically innovative works of medieval literature. Embracing every aspect of fourteenth-century life from the most mundane (life in the local pub) to the most abstract (the meaning of imagination), this poem is at once a compendium of fourteenth-century culture and a powerful evocation of a passionate quest for truth within the context of the most pressing social, economic, and religious realities ... "Sources and Backgrounds" gathers a large collection of religious and historical documents related to the poem to help readers who are approaching Piers Plowman for the first time. Scriptural and religious texts include selections from The Douai Bible and the Gospel of Nicodemus, the Athanasian Creed, as well as writings by Julian of Norwich, the Pearl-poet, Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton, and John Trevisa. Political and historical documents include two accounts of the Black Death, Thomas of Walsingham's eyewitness account of the crowning of Richard II, Thomas Brinton's famous sermon "The Parliament of Mice and Rats," and a selection of illuminating long poems, short poems, and legal statutes of the period. From the wealth of scholarly commentary on "Piers Plowman," the editors have chosen twenty classic essays for the "criticism" section, allowing readers to deepen their critical and interdisciplinary understanding of the poem. Authors are David Aers, Anna Baldwin, C. David Benson, Morton Bloomfield, John Burrow, Robert Crowley, Mary Clemente Davlin, E. Talbot Donaldson, R.W. Frank Jr., Ralph Hanna iII, George Kane, Elizabeth D. Kirk, C.S. Lewis, Jill Mann, Anne Middleton, Charles Muscatine, Derek Pearsall, Elizabeth Salter, Mary C. Schroeder, and James Simpson.-Back cover
2004 Annual meeting : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 13-17, 2004( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.40 for Piers Plow ... to 0.97 for 2004 Annua ...)

Turpines story : a Middle English translation of the Pseudo-Turpin chronicle
Alternative Names
Shepherd, S. H. A.

Shepherd, S. H. A. (Stephen Henry Alexander)

Shepherd, Stephen Henry Alexander.

Stephen Shepherd Canadian academic

Piers Plowman : the Donaldson translation, Middle English text, sources and backgrounds, criticismPiers Plowman