Monthly Archives: February 2020

At long last!

After all thsi time of reading and re-reading I have at last discovered the link I have been looking for between the saint for whom Boeve/Bovo/Bevis was named and the place where the character was buried, and now I can … Continue reading

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A new book

I have just heard that I am to be a guest editor for Cambridge Scholars, who published  the collection of essays I edited as The Mirror Crack’d: Fear and Horror in the Major Works of J.R.R. Tolkien some years ago. … Continue reading

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Where have all the articles gone?

I continue to be perplexed by the lack of critical works dealing with those aspects of Boeve that interest me. It leads to a great feeling of insecurity, although I hope it means I have something worthwhile to say. Structuring … Continue reading

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The problems of the fabliaux

The problem of the fabliaux elements of the opening of Boeve have been giving me cause for concern. They are definitely there, and they look as though they create a parody, loose it is true, of some of the more … Continue reading

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