Academic journal article Medium Aevum

New Readings of Late Medieval Love Poems

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

New Readings of Late Medieval Love Poems

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New Readings of Late Medieval Love Poems, ed. David Chamberlain (Lanham, New York and London: University Press of America, 1993). 198 pp. ISBN 0-8191-8911-1, $44.50 (hard covers); ISBN 0-8191-9812-x, $23.50 (p/b). A set of articles by David Chamberlain, Susan Eberly, Bryan Crockett, Clair James, Melissa Thomas, Cynthia Snyder and Bonita Friedman, on hawthorns in medieval love poems, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, The Temple of Glass, The Kingis Quair, La Belle Dame sans Mercy, The Floure and the Lefe and The Court of Love. It is an odd little book. Each of these essays is designed to a Robertsonian formula, and every contributor finds in his or her poem a blind and deluded narrator, who fails to see that the poem is really about Cupidity and Charity, the Fall of Adam and the devilish folly of love. …

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