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A Gathering of Dreams

J. A. Burrow

in Langland's Fictions

Published in print April 1993 | ISBN: 9780198112938
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112938.003.0002
A Gathering of Dreams

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This chapter discusses Piers Plowman and considers it as a dream poem, emphasizing particularly Langland's art in constructing it out from a number of separate dreams. Based on the information found in the B Text, the number of separate dreams is equal to ten.

Keywords: Piers Plowman; dream poem; Langland; art; dreams; B Text

Chapter.  8345 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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