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Author Russell, J. Stephen.

Title The English dream vision : anatomy of a form / J. Stephen Russell.

Publication Info. Columbus : Ohio State University Press, [1988]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  821.109 RUSSELL    Check Shelf
Description ix, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 227-236.
Note Includes index.
Contents 1. Dream and apocalypse: The dream-as-narrative-event -- The apocalypse -- 2. Medieval dream authorities: Classical scepticism -- The encyclopedists -- Select medieval authorities -- Assessing the evidence -- 3. Origins: A rhetoric and a form: Augustine and Macrobius -- Freedom in parody: The Roman de la Rose -- A psychology and a metaphysics: nominalism -- 4. Structure: The shape of the poem -- The poem and the readers -- 5. Applications: three deconstructive dream visions: The Book of the duchess and the discourse of sentiment -- Pearl and the discourse of eschatology -- The Hous of fame and the end of lore -- Epilogue: "It was no dreme: I lay brode waking".
Subject English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
English poetry -- Psychological aspects.
Visions in literature.
Dreams in literature.
Literary form.
ISBN 0814204511
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