Allegory: The Dynamics of an Ancient and Medieval Technique.
Incidental references: in its abrupt shifts of perspective, PPl self-consciously calls into question modes of language that distinguish the “literal” from the “allegorical.” The poem illustrates the strategies developed earlier by allegorists such as Alan of Lille and Dante to give their poetry a scriptural dimension.
Rev. John M. Bowers, YLS 3 (1989): 174-78; J. Merenbom, Archiv 226 (1989): 134-35.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.