Gower Bibliography

Re-Visioning Gower.

Yeager, R.F., ed. "Re-Visioning Gower." Asheville, NC: Pegasus Press, 1998

Review

This is the third collection of essays on Gower that Yeager has edited (see "John Gower: Recent Readings" (1989) and the 1993 special issue of Mediaevalia). Without diminishing its predecessors, this volume, containing fifteen studies based on papers presented at the meetings of the John Gower Society at the International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo between 1992 and 1997, may very well be the best. The range of interests is very wide; the level of quality is almost without exception very high; and as a cross-section of Gower studies at the present moment, it gives evidence, in the numerous disagreements among its authors, of considerable vitality, including a few spirited challenges to received orthodoxy. In its recurring themes, it also indicates where the interests of Gower scholars have been directed recently: to CA more than to any other Gower's other works (still); and in that work, to the margins as much as to the center, both literally, in the layout of the page, and metaphorically, in recuperating the voices of the silenced. [PN. Copyright The John Gower Society. JGN 18.1]

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Subjects:Backgrounds and General Studies

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