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    James Simpson
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    Longman Pub Group (November 1990)
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Piers Plowman was written against a background of disquiet about the state of the Church in England. And the poem still speaks to us today. Like Duffy, the artists of Penned in the Margins who brought Piers Plowman to the stage in 2017 found prophecy as well: not about religion, but social justice. This ‘picture-Bible’ was made for people who could not read. View images from this item (25).

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Piers Plowman: An Introduction to the B-Text, Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library, 1 (Harlow, Essex: Longman, 1990).

Piers Plowman: An Introduction to the B-Text. London: Longman, 1990

Piers Plowman: An Introduction to the B-Text. London: Longman, 1990. E-mail Citation . Simpson’s masterful introduction is the current go-to book. Each chapter summarizes the events in that section followed by an introduction and discussion of topics important to that section. Topics range widely: estates satire, dream vision, personification allegory, ecclesiastical satire, and so forth

13 William Walworth’s dagger? 14 From James Simpson, Piers Plowman .

13 William Walworth’s dagger? 14 From James Simpson, Piers Plowman: An Introduction to the B-Text (London Longman, 1990). Moreover, one could argue that Piers is confronted here by the same harsh terms he dealt out to the wasters in the previous passus. 23 From James Simpson, Piers Plowman: An Introduction to the B-Text (London Longman, 1990). The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer The Father of English Poetry takes a picture of Medieval England. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer Born in London, about 1340 His Father was a wine merchant, a member of the newly developing middle class.

James Simpson is Donald P. and Katherine B. .He was previously Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge (1999-2003). Loker Professor of English at Harvard University (2004-). His books include Piers Plowman: An Introduction to the B-Text (Longman, 1990); Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 1995); Reform and Cultural Revolution, being Volume 2 in the Oxford English Literary History (Oxford University Press, 2002) (winner of the British Academy Sir Israel Gollancz Prize, 2007); and Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism.

The main aim of this book is to convince the reader of Piers Plowman's centrality in any account of the literary and cultural history of the later Middle Ages. It tries to demonstrate how the poem, despite being deeply anchored in a conservative literary, ecclesiastical and social culture, in fact questions that culture in moving towards positions of doubt and dissent, and in reimagining social and religious institutions. The author argues that Langland consistently develops one theme throughout the poem, that of the relations between justice and mercy. In following this theme, certain psychological, institutional, and literary changes become necessary: broadly speaking, the poem moves away from rational to an affective approach to problems; from a hierarchical to a more horizontal sense of ecclesiastical and social institutions; and from authoritarian, "closed" literary forms to more exploratory and open ended procedures. Simpson takes into account Langland's theology, his idea of the Church as an institution and in a broad sense, his politics. He also tries to show how ecclesiastical and political attachments are written into the formal choices Langland makes. Throughout the poem he considers such questions as what genre is being practised here?, what claims to authority does such a genre make?, what aspect of the self does it appeal to?, what social or ecclesiastical institution is it produced by and does it support? and finally, in what ways are authoritative genres found by Langland to be inadequate. The author aims to address the argument to readers who might have no previous experience of medieval culture; a secondary function of the book is therefore to provide brief expositions of any relevant backgrounds which need to be understood before an understanding of Langland's enterprise is possible.