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Preachers, Poets, and the Early English Lyric.

By: Wenzel, Siegfried.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (0 p.).ISBN: 9781400854141.Subject(s): Christian poetry, English (Middle) -- History and criticism | English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism | John, -- of Grimestone -- Criticism and interpretation | Preaching -- England -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Sermons, English (Middle) -- History and criticism | Sermons, Medieval -- England -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Preachers, Poets, and the Early English LyricDDC classification: 821/.04/09382 LOC classification: PR317.P73 -- W46 1986ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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For this highly detailed study of the relationship between sermons and popular literature, Wenzel (University of Pennsylvania) has examined about 150 manuscripts in major European libraries. Manuscripts cited are arranged by city and library for easy reference. Wenzel treats characteristics of sermon structure and ornamentation and traces the relationship of specific passages to lyrics, both religious and secular. More narrowly focused than G.R. Owst's study of medieval preaching, this work features close analysis of several embedded Latin hymns and lyrics and the works of Friar John of Grimestone, including his alphabetized Latin commonplace book for sermon-makers, his longer lyrics on Christ's passion, and his miscellanies. Wenzel defines two structural categories of political complaint poems as an alternative to the theme designations used by Carleton Brown and Russell H. Robbins and unearths more than a dozen love poems embedded in sermons to add to the canon already edited by R.M. Wilson. This book will be a useful adjunct for graduate students and professors studying the contents of particular sermon manuscripts or tracing parallels between popular and religious material; it may be useful also to advanced undergraduates.-B.M. Perkins, Eastern Michigan University

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