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The Clerkly Maker: Langland's Poetic Art

The Clerkly Maker Langland s Poetic Art A V C Schmidt is concerned to rebut the common view of Langland as concerned with the content of his message than with the minutiae of his art He bases his study on close examination of particular lin

  • Title: The Clerkly Maker: Langland's Poetic Art
  • Author: A.V.C. Schmidt
  • ISBN: 9780859912334
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A.V.C Schmidt is concerned to rebut the common view of Langland as concerned with the content of his message than with the minutiae of his art He bases his study on close examination of particular lines and passages which establish convincingly that the poetry of Piers Plowmandemands and deserves the most attentive scrutiny and is inseparable from a proper concernA.V.C Schmidt is concerned to rebut the common view of Langland as concerned with the content of his message than with the minutiae of his art He bases his study on close examination of particular lines and passages which establish convincingly that the poetry of Piers Plowmandemands and deserves the most attentive scrutiny and is inseparable from a proper concern with its structure and themes In this study of the B text of Piers PlowmanA.V.C Schmidt argues that Langland is a writer who combines the Latin learning of a medieval clerk with the traditional skills of an alliterative maker to create an art unique for its linguistic subtlety and poetic richness Beginning with an account of Langland s attitude to the moral and artistic demands of his poem, the book proceeds to a detailed study of the nature of his versecraft, examining the structure of the line, enjambement and a variety of devices used to enrich the texture, from complex forms of alliteration to pararhyme and rhyme These are considered in the light of what Langland may have learned from medieval Latin poets and writers on the art of poetry A.V.C Schmidt is concerned to rebut the common view of Langland as concerned with the content of his message than with the minutiae of his art He bases his study on close examination of particular lines and passages which establish convincingly that the poetry of Piers Plowman demands and deserves the most attentive scrutiny and is inseperable from a proper concern with its structure and themes.A.V.C SCHMIDTis a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and university lecturer in English He is co editor of the influential journal of medieval studies, Medium Aevum.

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