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The Author the Dreamer, the Dreamer, his Wife, and their Poet: Thoughts on an Essential- Ephemeral ‘Langland.’ Response to Fletcher’s “The Essential (Ephemeral) William Langland: Textual Revision as Ethical Process in <i>Piers Plowman</i>

The Author the Dreamer, the Dreamer, his Wife, and their Poet: Thoughts on an Essential- Ephemeral ‘Langland.’ Response to Fletcher’s “The Essential (Ephemeral) William Langland: Textual Revision as Ethical Process in Piers Plowman

Suggests that we separate the compositional processes of the poet from that of the scribes, so to look again at the notions of incompleteness or ephemerality that inhere L’s work; inquires as to how in C.5 forms of “making,” Will’s and L’s, overlap; and compares the visionary, ethical imperatives of L’s narrator and Julian of Norwich’s, so as to show, if even by contrast, that insufficiency and incompleteness allow for the narrator, Will, to serve as an emblem for the ethical imperative so described by Fletcher.

Volume

YLS 15 (2001): 89-94

Cross Reference

31809

Author

Dale, Judith