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The Resource Absent narratives, manuscript textuality, and literary structure in late medieval England, Elizabeth Scala

Absent narratives, manuscript textuality, and literary structure in late medieval England, Elizabeth Scala

Label
Absent narratives, manuscript textuality, and literary structure in late medieval England
Title
Absent narratives, manuscript textuality, and literary structure in late medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Scala
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Absent Narratives, Manuscript Textuality, and Literary Structure in Late Medieval England is a book about the defining difference between medieval and modern stories. In chapters devoted to the major writers of the late medieval period - Chaucer, Gower, the Gawain-poet and Malory - it presents and then analyzes a set of unique and unnoticed phenomena in medieval narrative, namely the persistent appearance of missing stories: stories implied, alluded to, or fragmented by a larger narrative. Far from being trivial digressions or passing curiosities, these "absent narratives" prove central to the way these medieval works function and to why they have affected readers in particular ways. Traditionally unseen, ignored, or explained away by critics, absent narratives offer a valuable new strategy for reading medieval texts and the historically specific textual culture in which they were written."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scala, Elizabeth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • English literature
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Absent narratives, manuscript textuality, and literary structure in late medieval England, Elizabeth Scala
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Series Editor's Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface: The Structural Study of Medieval Narrative
  • Introduction: Absent Narratives and the Textual Culture of the Late Middle Ages.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Wanting Words of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
  • p. 37
  • 2.
  • Remembering Canacee, Forgetting Incest: Reading the "Squire's Tale".
  • p. 71
  • 3.
  • Chaucer's Family Romance: The "Knight's Tale" as Primal Scene.
  • p. 99
  • 4.
  • "Hic quasi in persona aliorum": the Lover's Repression and Gower's Confessio Amantis.
  • p. 135
  • 5.
  • Death of the Arthur.
  • p. 167
  • Conclusion: The Agency of Medieval Narrative.
  • p. 199
  • Notes.
  • p. 203
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 255
  • Index.
  • p. 276
Control code
12651641
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
xix, 284 p.
Isbn
9780312240431
Lccn
2002019711
Label
Absent narratives, manuscript textuality, and literary structure in late medieval England, Elizabeth Scala
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Series Editor's Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface: The Structural Study of Medieval Narrative
  • Introduction: Absent Narratives and the Textual Culture of the Late Middle Ages.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Wanting Words of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
  • p. 37
  • 2.
  • Remembering Canacee, Forgetting Incest: Reading the "Squire's Tale".
  • p. 71
  • 3.
  • Chaucer's Family Romance: The "Knight's Tale" as Primal Scene.
  • p. 99
  • 4.
  • "Hic quasi in persona aliorum": the Lover's Repression and Gower's Confessio Amantis.
  • p. 135
  • 5.
  • Death of the Arthur.
  • p. 167
  • Conclusion: The Agency of Medieval Narrative.
  • p. 199
  • Notes.
  • p. 203
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 255
  • Index.
  • p. 276
Control code
12651641
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
xix, 284 p.
Isbn
9780312240431
Lccn
2002019711

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