John Lydgate's Dance of Death and Related Works (Teams Middle English Texts) Cover Image
By Megan L. Cook (Editor), Elizaveta Strakhov (Editor)
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This volume joins new editions of both texts of John Lydgate's The Dance of Death, related Middle English verse, and a new translation of Lydgate's French source, the Danse macabre. Together these poems showcase the power of the danse macabre motif, offering a window into life and death in late medieval Europe. In vivid, often grotesque, and darkly humorous terms, these poems ponder life's fundamental paradox: while we know that we all must die, we cannot imagine our own death.

About the Author

Megan L. Cook is an Assistant Professor of English at Colby College. Elizaveta Strakhov is an assistant professor of English at Marquette University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580443807
ISBN-10: 158044380X
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications (Western Mich
Publication Date: October 31st, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English, Middle (1100-1500)
Series: Teams Middle English Texts