A Literary History of the Legend
By (author) Daniel Donoghue
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Lady Godiva by Daniel Donoghue
Book DescriptionPosterity remembers Lady Godiva for her naked horseback ride through the city of Coventry, but that is only part of her story. This book investigates who Lady Godiva really was and traces the evolution of the Godiva legend from its first appearance in the thirteenth century through to the present day. Two recurring themes to emerge from the many retellings and reinterpretations of the legend are voyeurism and medievalism - the projection of contemporary desires back onto the Middle Ages. These form touchstones for discussion in each chapter. The book proceeds in chronological order, each chapter exploring an aspect of the legend which carried special significance for the period in question.By combining history, literature, art and folklore, this book makes a memorable contribution to our understanding of cultural history, medievalism and the history of sexuality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405100465
(238mm x 168mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daniel Donoghue
Old English Literature, Paperback (March 2004)
Presents an introduction to Old English literature that is structured around what the author calls 'figures' from Anglo-Saxon culture: the Vow, the Hall, the Miracle, the Pulpit, and the Scholar.
Lady Godiva, Paperback (December 2002)
* Traces the erotic myth of Lady Godiva back to its medieval origins. * Based on scholarly research but written to be accessible to general readers. * Combines history, literature, art and folklore. * Focuses on the twin themes of voyeurism and medievalism.
Beowulf, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Daniel Donoghue
Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney's translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).
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Author Biography - Daniel Donoghue
Daniel G. Donoghue is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Style in Old English Poetry (1987) and co-editor with Seamus Heaney of Beowulf: A Verse Translation (2002). He is also the author of the chapter on Lady Godiva in Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century (2000).
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