Piers Plowman

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Piers Plowman:

see Langland, WilliamLangland, William,
c.1332–c.1400, putative author of Piers Plowman. He was born probably at Ledbury near the Welsh marshes and may have gone to school at Great Malvern Priory. Although he took minor orders he never became a priest.
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Beyond Worcester rise the inspiring Malvern Hills, beloved of Elgar and setting for the opening of William Langland's great Middle English poem The Vision of Piers Plowman.
Although William Caxton had published the works of Chaucer, Gower, and Malory, The Vision of Piers Plowman attributed to William Langland was a notable exception.
This is the subject of her fine translation of a section of William Langlands's classic work, The Vision of Piers Plowman, which concludes Five Fields with these lines: "But what has most moved me / is how the lives of beasts are purposeful / and only man, rich or poor, is most unreasonable.
Auden set his masterpiece The Vision of Piers Plowman on the hills, and playwright George Bernard Shaw was based in the area.
1 William Langland, The Vision of Piers Plowman, ed.
Believed to be date of version B, The Vision of Piers Plowman
In addition to his poetry and numerous plays and feature broadcasts for the BBC, Tiller wrote several prose pieces and edited and translated a number of books, including such classic works as Dante's Inferno (1966) and William Langland's The Vision of Piers Plowman (1981).
This poem was the last known religious poem of any importance until The Vision of Piers Plowman.
r] in the manuscript hand: a concordance to The Vision of Piers Plowman.
The Vision of Piers Plowman is a dream allegory, a form usually employed for poems about love, whose theme is the salvation of the soul and its progress from the world of the flesh to that of the spirit.
Records of the period indicate that quotations from Langland's The Vision of Piers Plowman were used in the revolution.