Gower Bibliography

Rethinking the Recensions of the Confessio Amantis.

Lindeboom, Wim. "Rethinking the Recensions of the Confessio Amantis." Viator 40 (2009), pp. 319-48. ISSN 0083-5897

Review

Lindeboom’s long essay marks another attempt to make sense of the confusing evidence concerning the dating, the revision, and the publication of the "Confessio Amantis." Because he moves back and forth from one question to another, it is impossible to summarize his essay point by point, but one can pick out some of the main threads. Lindeboom reconsiders the significance of the dates that appear in the text and marginal notes of the different versions of the poem; he re-examines the evidence supporting Macaulay’s classification of the many surviving copies into different “recensions;

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Confessio Amantis
Manuscripts and Textual Studies

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