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Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature

ISBN-10: 0470674997

ISBN-13: 9780470674994

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, Christopher Rowland

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This Companion explores the Bible′s role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages.An ambitious overview of the Bible′s role and influence on English literature – as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history – from the medieval period up through the 20th centuryIncludes introductory sections to each period giving background information about the Bible as a source text in English literature, and placing writers in their historical contextDraws on examples from medieval, early–modern, eighteenth–century and Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist literatureIncludes many ′secular′ or ′anti–clerical′ writers alongside their ′Christian′ contemporaries, revealing how the Bible′s text shifts and changes in the writing of each author who reads and studies it
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Michael Lieb is Research Professor of Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Emma Mason is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. Dr. Jonathan Roberts is Senior Lecturer in English atthe University of Liverpool.

List of Contributors
Introduction
General Introduction
The Literature of the Bible
Biblical Hermeneutics and Literary Theory
Medieval
Introduction
Old English Poetry
The Medieval Religious Lyric
The Middle English Mystics
The Pearl-Poet
William Langland
Geoffrey Chaucer
Early Modern
Introduction
Early Modern Women
Early Modern Religious Prose
Edmund Spenser
Mary Sidney
William Shakespeare
John Donne
George Herbert
John Milton
John Bunyan
John Dryden
Eighteenth Century and Romantic
Introduction
Eighteenth-Century Hymn Writers
Daniel Defoe
Jonathan Swift
William Blake
Women Romantic Poets
William Wordsworth
S.T. Coleridge
Jane Austen
George Gordon Byron
P.B. Shelley
Victorian
Introduction
The Brownings
Alfred Tennyson
The Bront�s
John Ruskin
George Eliot
Christina Rossetti
G. M. Hopkins
Sensation Fiction
Decadence
Modernist
Introduction
W.B. Yeats
Virginia Woolf
James Joyce
D. H. Lawrence
T.S. Eliot
The Great War Poets
Index