Cockaigne

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Cockaigne

fabled land of luxury and idleness. [Medieval Legend: NCE, 589]
See: Luxury
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See Brenda Garrett, "England, Colonialism, and the Land of Cokaygne," Utopian Studies 15, no.
The first begins by comparing the westerly Cokaygne to the easterly Christian paradise.
This paper will briefly explore the history of the Cokaygne tradition, examine the specific influences on "Land of Cokaygne," and describe its cultural moment.
Most critics situate the poem within the Cokaygne tradition, a tradition of folk utopias that respond to the harshness and scarcity of life by depicting a fantastical Land of Plenty where all basic needs are met without effort or toil (Morton 11; Tigges 98; Garbaty 151; Davidson 33; Henry 132-134).
Readers looking for familiar utopian landmarks might, at first, be disappointed, for no paper deals directly with the lure of the millennium nor with the ever enchanting Land of Cokaygne.