Gower Bibliography

Gower's Confessio Amantis: A Critical Anthology.

Nicholson, Peter, ed. "Gower's Confessio Amantis: A Critical Anthology." Publications of the John Gower Society, 3 . Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1991

Review

This collection of some of the landmarks of Gower criticism is meant to gather in one place representative examples of some major approaches to the Confessio Amantis, and to illustrate, by the choice of some of the landmarks of Gower criticism, how the study of the poem has evolved. It includes English translations of two essential essays available hitherto only in German. The contents are: G.C. Macaulay, `The Confessio Amantis' (from The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1908); C.S. Lewis, `Gower' (from The Allegory of Love, 1936); George R. Coffman, `John Gower in His Most Significant Role' (1945); J.A.W. Bennett, `Gower's ``Honeste Love''' (1966); Derek Pearsall, `Gower's Narrative Art' (1966); Arno Esch, `John Gower's Narrative Art,' translated by Linda Barney Burke (1968); George D. Economou, `The Character Genius in Alan de Lille, Jean de Meun, and John Gower' (1970); Götz Schmitz, `Rhetoric and Fiction: Gower's Comments on Eloquence and Courtly Poetry' (translated by the author from chapter three of The Middel Weie: Stil- und Aufbauformen in John Gowers `Confessio Amantis', 1974); Denise N. Baker, `The Priesthood of Genius: A Study of the Medieval Tradition' (1976); A.J. Minnis, `John Gower: Sapiens in Ethics and Politics' (1980); and Kurt Olsson, `Natural Law and John Gower's Confessio Amantis' (1982). The volume concludes with a list of `Suggestions for Further Reading. [PN. Copyright The John Gower Society. JGN 11.1]

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Subjects:Confessio Amantis

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