John Lydgate's Dance of Death and Related Works (Paperback)
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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.