The consolatio genre in medieval English literature

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University of Florida Press , Gainesville
Boethius, d. 524, English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism, Consolation in literature, Literary form -- History -- To
Statement[by] Michael H. Means.
SeriesUniversity of Florida humanities monograph, no. 36, University of Florida monographs., no. 36.
LC ClassificationsPR311 .M4
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 105 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5475647M
ISBN 100813003466
LC Control Number73178985

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Means. Other articles where Consolation is discussed: Crantor: a new literary genre, the consolation, which was offered on the occasion of a misfortune such as death.

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One of Crantor’s consolatory arguments, reminiscent of Plato’s Phaedo or Aristotle’s Eudemus, was that life is actually punishment; death, the release of the soul. He wrote the first commentary on Plato’s Timaeus. tion. 11 It is equally certain that Milton knew the medieval consolatio as that genre came to be defined by its great exempla: Boethius' Consola-tion, Dante's Divine Comedy, and other works.'2 I do not, however, ' The Consolatio Genre in Medieval English Literature (Gainesville, Fla., ), P.

The Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: De consolatione philosophiae) is a philosophical work by the Roman statesman Boethius, written around the year It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, as well as the last great Western work of the Classical Period.

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Boethius’ De Consolatione Philosophiae served as the model for the medieval consolatio genre and the thematic development of transience and the characterization of narrators who are debilitated physically and psychologically by the frustration of temporal desire and its accompanying subversion of selfhood.

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By MICHAEL H. MEANS. (University of Florida Humanities Monographs, 36) Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press. v + Io5 pp. This short book treats a fairly important subject; it is surprising it had never been treated before. MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE This is the Þrst full-scale history of medieval English literature for nearly a century.

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By ANTONIO DONATO The scholarship on the literary genre of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy (henceforth Consolatio) proposes a surprising interpretation: the Consolatio is not a consolation in spite of its title and overt goal.1 Typically, scholars of the consolatory genre simply note that the Consolatio should not be considered together with ancient and medieval consolations.2 Author: Donato, Antonio.

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