Gower Bibliography

Last Words: Latin at the End of the Confessio Amantis

Echard, Siân. "Last Words: Latin at the End of the Confessio Amantis." In Interstices: Studies in Middle English and Anglo-Latin Texts in Honour of A.G. Rigg. Ed. Green, Richard and Mooney, Linne R.. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004, pp. 99-121.


Echard examines how the selection and presentation of the final matter (mostly in Latin) in both MSS and editions of Gower’s works affect the reader’s perception of the poet’s achievement and reputation. The variety that she reveals is concealed, of course, beneath the arrangement that has become familiar to us from the choices that Macaulay made for his edition. Where we are accustomed to read the author’s assertions about his “survival through his works

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Facsimiles, Editions, and Translations
Manuscripts and Textual Studies

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