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dc.contributor.authorGray, Douglas
dc.contributor.editorBliss, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-14 16:27:22
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:10:07Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:10:07Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1005304
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24804
dc.description.abstract"Conceived as a companion volume to the well-received Simple Forms: Essays on Medieval English Popular Literature (2015), Make We Merry More and Less is a comprehensive anthology of popular medieval literature from the twelfth century onwards. Uniquely, the book is divided by genre, allowing readers to make connections between texts usually presented individually. This anthology offers a fruitful exploration of the boundary between literary and popular culture, and showcases an impressive breadth of literature, including songs, drama, and ballads. Familiar texts such as the visions of Margery Kempe and the Paston family letters are featured alongside lesser-known works, often oral. This striking diversity extends to the language: the anthology includes Scottish literature and original translations of Latin and French texts. The illuminating introduction offers essential information that will enhance the reader’s enjoyment of the chosen texts. Each of the chapters is accompanied by a clear summary explaining the particular delights of the literature selected and the rationale behind the choices made. An invaluable resource to gain an in-depth understanding of the culture of the period, this is essential reading for any student or scholar of medieval English literature, and for anyone interested in folklore or popular material of the time. The book was left unfinished at Gray's death; it is here edited by Jane Bliss. The Faculty of English, University of Oxford, has generously contributed to this publication."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFP Translation & interpretation
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DQ Anthologies (non-poetry)
dc.subject.otherEssays on Medieval English Popular Literature
dc.subject.otheranthology
dc.subject.otherpopular medieval literature
dc.subject.othertwelfth century
dc.subject.otherliterary and popular culture
dc.subject.othersongs
dc.subject.otherdrama
dc.subject.otherballads
dc.subject.otherDouglas Gray
dc.subject.otherJane Bliss
dc.titleMake We Merry More and Less
dc.title.alternativeAn Anthology of Medieval English Popular Literature
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0170
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy23117811-c361-47b4-8b76-2c9b160c9a8b
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Book Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.openbookpublishers.com/
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oapen.pages418


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