The Book Of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199686645
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The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. The earliest autobiography in English, It describes Kempe's transformation from businesswoman to pilgrim, her visions, hostile encounters with clergy and travels to holy sites abroad. This new translation provides full introduction and notes.

The Book Of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery (Kempe)
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780859917919
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Margery Kempe's text draws on her maternal, female body to illuminate her relationship to the divine.

A Companion To The Book Of Margery Kempe

Author: Professor of Medieval History John H Arnold
Editor: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9781843840305
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Margery Kempe and her Book studied in both literary and historical context.

The Book Of Margery Kempe

Author: Barry Windeatt
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393976397
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The text presented here remains as faithful to the original Middle English as possible, without sounding archaic.

Margery Kempe

Author: Sandra J. McEntire
Editor: Taylor & Francis
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One of the most appealing mystics and pilgrims of 15th-century England, Kempe (b. ca. 1373) wrote the first vernacular autobiography in that country. Original essays examine Kempe's spirituality, cultural context, and the autobiography itself, The Book of Margery Kempe. They represent the latest thought on Kempe and the critical history of her work. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Margery Kempe S Meditations

Author: Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa
Editor: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 0708319106
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A critique on The Book of Margery Kemp showing how it unfolds a creative experience of memory as spiritual progress, and exploring the author's meditational experience in the context of visual and verbal iconography. Provides an analysis of the author's meditative experience as it is structured in The Book, paying particular attention to five major meditational experiences.

Margery Kempe

Author: A.E. Goodman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317879287
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Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a scribe at the end of her life. In this history of her life, Anthony Goodman examines "The Book", to reconstruct as much of her conventional biography as the materials allow. Including her spiritual experiences, but focusing most particularly on her day-to-day life, he builds an intriguing picture of bourgeois society in late medieval Lynn, and the wider world of late medieval towns in England and Europe more generally.

Margery Kempe And Translations Of The Flesh

Author: Karma Lochrie
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081220753X
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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999 Karma Lochrie demonstrates that women were associated not with the body but rather with the flesh, that disruptive aspect of body and soul which Augustine claimed was fissured with the Fall of Man. It is within this framework that she reads The Book of Margery Kempe, demonstrating the ways in which Kempe exploited the gendered ideologies of flesh and text through her controversial practices of writing, her inappropriate-seeming laughter, and the most notorious aspect of her mysticism, her "hysterical" weeping expressions of religious desire. Lochrie challenges prevailing scholarly assumptions of Kempe's illiteracy, her role in the writing of her book, her misunderstanding of mystical concepts, and the failure of her book to influence a reading community. In her work and her life, Kempe consistently crossed the barriers of those cultural taboos designed to exclude and silence her. Instead of viewing Kempe as marginal to the great mystical and literary traditions of the late Middle Ages, this study takes her seriously as a woman responding to the cultural constraints and exclusions of her time. Margery Kempe and Translations of the Flesh will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval studies, intellectual history, and feminist theory.

Margery Kempe

Author: Robert Gluck
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681374323
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Lust, religious zeal, and heartache come together in this provocative novel about two infatuations, one between a man and his young lover in the late 20th century and another between a 15th-century maiden and Jesus Christ. First published in 1994, Robert Glück’s Margery Kempe is one of the most provocative, poignant, and inventive American novels of the last quarter century. The book tells two stories of romantic obsession. One, based on the first autobiography in English, the medieval Book of Margery Kempe, is about a fifteenth-century woman from East Anglia, a visionary, a troublemaker, a pilgrim to the Holy Land, and an aspiring saint, and her love affair with Jesus. It is complicated. The other is about the author’s own love for an alluring and elusive young American, L. It is complicated. Between these two Margery Kempe, the novel, emerges as an unprecedented exploration of desire, devotion, abjection, and sexual obsession in the form of a novel like no other novel. Robert Glück’s masterpiece bears comparison with the finest work of such writers as Kathy Acker and Chris Kraus. This edition includes an essay by Glück about the creation of the book titled "My Margery, Margery's Bob."

The Book Of Margery Kempe

Author: Marea Mitchell
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820474519
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The history of The Book of Margery Kempe from its first production in 1934 is also part of the history of English literary studies. Marea Mitchell traces some of the fascinating stories behind the proliferation of productions since then, including the involvement of Hope Emily Allen and other independent women scholars, popular receptions of the Book in World War II, and current productions that locate it as part of a medieval literary canon. Working from a cultural materialist perspective, Mitchell focuses on the materiality of the text itself and of the bodies of scholarship that have arisen around it.