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Essay toward the Critical Text of the A-Version of Piers the Plowman.

Thomas A. Knott

Essay toward the Critical Text of the A-Version of Piers the Plowman.

by Thomas A. Knott

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Published in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Langland, William, -- 1330?-1400?

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    Reprinted with additions from Modern Philology, Vol. 12, No. 7.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination161 p.
    Number of Pages161
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    Open LibraryOL15386359M

      Of the A, B and C versions of the text of Piers Plowman, only a student-geared edition of the B-text exists and that edition is now becoming dated. The C-text, which supersedes B in terms of Langland's poetic career, is also a more complete and carefully structured s: 8. Piers Plowman: The C-Text and Its Poet Piers Plowman: The C-Text and Its Poet Bloomfield, Morton W. The purpose of this able and conscientious book is â chiefly to demonstrate the probability that the author of Câ is â the same as the author of B,â but, since so much of the argument turns on what the poem means, the work is chiefly a discussion of what C and B, and to a.

    William Langland is the presumed author of a work of Middle English alliterative verse generally known as Piers Plowman, an allegory with a complex variety of religious themes. The poem translated the language and concepts of the cloister into symbols and images that could be understood by a layman. b Knott, "An Essay toward the Critical Text of the A-Version of Piers the Plowman," MP, XII (), before he chose them for discussion. Indeed, the very existence of an intervenient scribe be-tween the A-autograph and the B-poet has, in the third sentence, been conjured up out of a literary prejudgment. Therefore, it does not.

    Piers Plowman is a difficult text to read and to attempt to understand. Personally, I prefer reading it in a modern prose version instead of poetry. The poetry maintained its original Middle English alliteration, which made it very beautiful to read aloud, but difficult to understand the arguments made/5(98). more than double the size of the critical apparatus.” Piers Plowman: The B Version, ed. George Kane and E. Talbot Donaldson (London: Athlone, ), pp. 14– quotations from Piers Plowman in this essay are, unless otherwise stated, taken from this edition and the other.


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Essay toward the Critical Text of the A-Version of Piers the Plowman by Thomas A. Knott Download PDF EPUB FB2

Excerpt from An Essay Toward the Critical Text of the a-Version of "Piers the Plowman": A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Literature in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Department of English) X. Trinity College, Dublin, D Omits - 69 (46 - 70) and () to the : Thomas A.

Knott. Essay toward the critical text of the A-version of "Piers the Plowman". Chicago, (OCoLC) Material Type: Thesis/dissertation: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Knott; William Langland.

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–90) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William is written in unrhymed, alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for "step").

Like the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman is considered by many critics to be one of the. Piers the plowman exists in three distinct versions. The one usually regarded as earliest, called the A-text, contains (in round numbers) 2, lines. The second, called the B-text, is 7, lines long; it expands the 2, lines of the A-text into 3, by inserting numerous lines and passages, and then adds 4, lines.

Essays for Piers Plowman. Piers Plowman essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Piers Plowman by William Langland.

Dreams and Allegory in Middle English Poetry- Piers Plowman and Pearl. Piers Plowman, in full The Vision of Piers Plowman, Middle English alliterative poem presumed to have been written by William versions of Piers Plowman are extant: A, the poem’s short early form, dating from the s; B, a major revision and extension of A made in the late s; and C, a less “literary” version of B dating from the s and apparently intended to focus.

‘This collection distils expansive critical inquiry on an equally expansive medieval text into twelve readable essays, providing a definitive snapshot of a developing field of study.

and D. Fowler (eds.), Piers the Plowman: A Critical Edition of the A Version, Baltimore, Johns Piers Plowman: The A Version, Baltimore, Johns. As far as I have been able to examine the remaining manuscripts of Piers Ploughman, at London and in the Universities, I think that nearly two-thirds of those which remain are of the fourteenth century; and the greater number, particularly of those written in the fourteenth century, present what I have distinguished as the first text, that.

The vision of Piers Plowman: a critical edition of the B-text (Langland, William, ??) (Schmidt, A.V.C. (Aubrey Vincent Carlyle), ed.) [Dent].

This is the end of the Prologue of Piers Plowman; the section called "The Vision" (Passus I to Passus VII follows.

Go to Passus I | Back to Langland Note [This text is from William Langland, The Book Concerning Piers the Plowman, tr. Donald and Rachel Attwater, ed. Rachel Attwater (Everyman, ), printed with the permission of the publisher.].

An Essay Toward The Critical Text Of The A-Version Of Piers The Plowman () by Thomas Albert Knott Paperback, 40 Pages, Published by Kessinger Publishing, Llc ISBNISBN: Like Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (), William Langland’s Piers Plowman is one of the great vernacular works of the fourteenth century.

Unlike Chaucer’s poetry, however. Many scholars assert that Piers Plowman was a banned book, that it was published as "propaganda" for reformist interests backed by Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset or other high-placed aristocrats, and that Crowley added interpretive glosses and substantially altered the text of the poem for propaganda purposes.

Best”, and the hopes and fears of Piers Plowman, an everyman. It is generally thought to have been written by William Langland, mostly from internal references and puns on his name in the text.

Langland was born c. in Ledbury, near the Malvern Hills; though Cleobury Mortimer also has a. Piers Plowman exists in three versions, generally referred to as the A, B, C Texts, each consisting of two parts, a Vision (Visio) followed by a Life (Vita).In A, which has thirteen Passus in all (including the Prologue), the Vita consists of four books of the Life of Do Well.

B, used in this book, is twenty-one Passus in all, and here (as in C, which has twenty-three Passus) the Vita is the. THE TEXT OF 'PIERS PLOWMAN': CRITICAL METHODS. DR KNOTT'S ESSAY. 'An Essay toward the critical text of the A-version of Piers the Plowman,' by Dr T.

Knoti, will be found in Vol. xII of Modern Philology. In this essay-packed full of diligent research-Dr Knott publishes the results of work begun inand planned even earlier. About Piers Plowman. The Vision of Piers Plowman is a Middle English alliterative poem from the late fourteenth century, attributed to a man named William Langland from the South West Midlands area of England.

Three distinct versions exist from the lifetime of the author: the shortest and earliest A Text, the much longer B Text, and the final, probably incomplete revision called the C Text.

"An Essay toward the Critical Text of the A-Version of 'Piers the Plowman,' " T. Knott, Mod. "The Text of 'Piers Plowman': Critical Methods," R. Chambers and J. Grattan, Mod.

Lang. Rev., XI, "Zur Verfasserschaft und Entstehungsgeschichte von ' Piers the Plowman,' " Piers' wife and children do not interrupt the. Author: William Langland; Publisher: Univ of California Press ISBN: Category: Literary Criticism Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This definitive and long-awaited edition of the C Version of Piers Plowman now joins the California editions of the A and B Versions to complete the set of Piers Plowman texts prepared under the general editorship of George Kane.Piers the Plowman Piers the Plowman, the hardworking, sincere, and honest plowman who with each appearance in the poem becomes more clearly an incarnation of Christ.J.A.W.

Bennett, "Chaucer's Contemporary," in Piers Plowman: Critical Approaches, ed. S.S. Hussey,[Widener ]. However that may be, Langland's lively image of London life in his Prologue and account of the marriage of Lady Meed and of the confessions of the Seven Deadly Sins is well worth comparing to Chaucer's image of.