By Judson Boyce Allen
This examine of the definition of literature within the past due medieval interval relies on manuals of writing and on literary remark and glosses. It defines a mode of studying which could now profitably clarify medieval texts, and identifies new fundamental medieval proof which could floor and advisor new reading.
Allen chooses texts whose remark culture offers the best chance for completeness. crucial of those is Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Medieval readings of Ovid carry into concentration a couple of significant literary questions—the difficulties of fantasy and fiction, of cohesion imposed via miscellany poetry, of allegorical statement, and of Christian use of pagan culture—all in reference to textual content which offered medieval authors with extra tales than the other unmarried resource other than most likely the Bible.
Allen additionally stories commentaries on the comfort of Philosophy of Boethius, the Thebaid of Statius, the De nuptiis of Martianus Capella, the medieval Christian hymn-book, and the Poetria nova of Geoffrey of Vinsauf.
jointly those texts symbolize the variety of medieval literature—a literature which, Allen concludes, was once taken as direct moral discourse, logically performed and artfully geared up inside of a process of language that still assimilated the flora and fauna and sought to take in its audience.
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