Author: P. J. C. Field
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The most comprehensive consideration of the competing arguments for Malory's identitu yet undertaken.`A tour de force of historical scholarship and detective work -- so good it sets the mind racing.'LITERARY REVIEW
Author: Takako Kato
Publisher: The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Revisiting the fundamental texts of Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur, the Winchester manuscript and William Caxton’s printed edition, and investigating what happened in Caxton’s workshop are the best ways of discovering what Malory intended to write. This study investigates the irregular use of paraphs and the missing chapter-divisions in Caxton’s Morte, and reveals frequent alterations to it in order to fit his text on the page. It identifies the points at which alterations are most likely to have been made, and suggests that Caxton may have consulted the Winchester manuscript while he was preparing his edition, regularly with regard to textual divisions.
Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana critically examines selected works of writers, from the sixth century to the twenty-first century, who were imprisoned for their beliefs. Chapters explore figures' lives, provide close analyses of their works, and offer contextualization of their prison writings.
Author: Wirnt von Grafenberg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Wirnt von Grafenberg's Wigalois is one of the most important Arthurian novels of the High Middle Ages. The novel, written in 1210/20, draws upon motifs from the 'classical' Middle High German novels, e.g., from Wolfram's Parzival and Hartmann's Erec. This new edition includes not only the Middle High German text (by Kapteyn), but also a translation in modern German. Moreover, it provides a commentary, detailed descriptions of the edition and tradition history, a register of names and the commentary, a bibliography of Wigalois, as well as an epilogue about the work and its author.