Cornish Literature

Cornish Literature by Brian Murdoch

ISBN10: 0859913643
ISBN13: 978-0859913645
Author: Brian Murdoch
Title: Cornish Literature
Publisher: D. S. Brewer (February 11, 1993)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1380 kb
Size PDF: 1493 kb
Rating: 3.7/5
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Subcategory: History & Criticism

Cornish Literature by Brian Murdoch


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`This admirable survey...compact, smoothly written, easy to read and digest, yet indicative throughout of profound scholarship and an obvious mastery of the field, Cornish Literatureprovides an enduring guide to this small but significant genre. The three Middle Cornish plays - in English titles, The Creation of the World, Life of St Meriasekand the tripartite Ordinalia - accompany a long Pascon agan Arluth, a verse `Passion of our Lord' and the odd fragment... His last chapter, `Survivals and Revivals', is a fair but detached account covering a long (1611 to 1992) phase that will also interest sociologists. The chief strength of his book is the textual analysis of the main plays, placing them alongside medieval English drama as well as the larger European manifestation of religious drama and the complex question of all their biblical and quasi-biblical sources. There is a useful bibliography. Modestly priced, Brian Murdoch's scholarly and attractive guide should appeal to many beyond medievalist circles; it will not be superseded for a long time.' -- THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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