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Preachers, poets, and the early English lyric / Siegfried Wenzel.

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Subject: John, of Grimestone > Criticism and interpretation.
English poetry > Middle English, 1100-1500 > History and criticism.
Christian poetry, English (Middle) > History and criticism.
Preaching > England > History > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Sermons, Medieval > England > History and criticism.
Sermons, English (Middle) > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781400854141
  • ISBN: 1400854148
  • ISBN: 9780691610481
  • ISBN: 0691610487
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages)
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1986]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- 1. Preachers and Poets -- 2. The Medieval Hymn Tradition -- 3. The Sermon as an Art Form -- 4. The Oeuvre of Friar John of Grimestone -- 5. Grimestone the Lyricist -- 6. Complaint Verses and Oral Traditions -- 7. Love Sacred and Profane -- 8. Preachers or Poets -- Index of Manuscripts Cited -- Index of First Lines -- General Index.
Summary: The Middle English lyric is intimately related to late medieval preaching, not only because many lyrical poems have been preserved in sermon manuscripts, but also because preaching furnished a unique opportunity to create and utilize poems. Preachers, Poets, and the Early English Lyric explores this relationship in detail. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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