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Thomas Usk


Mort en 1388

Écrivain anglais


  • Johnson, Eleanor, Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2013, ix + 254 p.
  • Strohm, Paul, Social Chaucer, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1989.
  • Strohm, Paul, « Politics and poetics: Usk and Chaucer in the 1380s », Literary Practice and Social Change in Britain, 1380-1530, éd. Lee Patterson, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1990, p. 83-112.
  • Summers, Joanna, Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography, Oxford, Clarendon Press (Oxford English Monographs), 2004, x + 229 p.
  1. The Testament of Love

    Incipit:Many men there ben that with eeres openly sprad so moche swalowen the delyciousnesse of jestes and of ryme by queynt knyttyng coloures that of the goodnesse or of the badnesse of the sentence take they lytel hede or els none. Sothely, dul wytte and a thoughtful soule so sore have myned and graffed in my spyrites that suche craft of endytyng wol not ben of myn acqueyntaunce…
    Explicit:… It is the spyrite that yeveth lyfe; the flesshe of nothyng it profyteth. Flesshe is flesshly understandynge; flessh without grace and love naught is worth. The letter sleeth, the spyrit yeveth lyfelych understandyng. Charyté is love, and love is charyté. God graunt us al therin to be frended. And thus the Testament of Love is ended.
    Thus endeth the Testament of Love.
    1. Aucun.
    Éditions anciennes
    1. Thomas Usk, The Testament of Love, éd. William Thynne, [1532], f. 325r-361r.
    Éditions modernes
    • Thomas Usk, The Testament of Love, éd. Walter W. Skeat, dans The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Oxford, Clarendon Press, t. 7, 1897, p. xviii-xxxi, 1-145 et 451-484.
    • Boarding Jellech, Virginia, "The Testament of Love" by Thomas Usk: A New Edition, Ph. D. dissertation, Washington University, St. Louis, 1970.
    • Leyerle, John F., Thomas Usk's Testament of Love: A Critical Edition, Ph. D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1977.
    • Thomas Usk, The Testament of Love, edited by R. Allen Shoaf, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications, 1998.
    Traductions modernes
    • en français:
    • Bressie, Ramona, A Study of Thomas Usk's "Testament of Love" as an Autobiography, Ph. D. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1928.
    • Bressie, Ramona, « The date of Thomas Usk's Testament of Love », Modern Philology, 26, 1928, p. 17-29.
    • Burnley, J. D., « Chaucer, Usk, and Geoffrey of Vinsauf », Neophilologus, 69, 1985, p. 284-293.
    • Carlson, David R., « Chaucer's Boethius and Thomas Usk's Testament of Love: politics and love in the Chaucerian tradition », The Centre and Its Compass: Studies in Medieval Literature in Honor of Professor John Leyerle, éd. Robert Taylor, James Burke, Patricia Eberle, Ian Lancashire et Brian Merrilees, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications, (Studies in Medieval Culture, 33), 1993, p. 29-70.
    • Conley, John, « Scholastic neologisms in Usk's Testament of Love », Notes and Queries, 11, 1964, p. 209.
    • Conley, John, « The Lord's Day as the eighth day: a passage in Thomas Usk's The Testament of Love », Notes and Queries, 17, 1970, p. 367-368.
    • Davis, Isabel, Writing Masculinity in the Later Middle Ages, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, 62), 2007, xiii + 222 p.
    • Donati, Renzo, « The threefold concept of love in Usk's Testament », Genres, Themes, and Images in English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Fifteenth Century, éd. Piero Boitani et Anna Torti, Tübingen, Narr (Beiträge zur Anglistik, 11), 1988, p. 59-72.
    • Forni, Kathleen, « The Chaucerian apocrypha: did Usk's Testament of Love and the Plowman's Tale ruin Chaucer's early reputation? », Neuphilogische Mitteilungen, 98, 1997, p. 261-272.
    • Hanrahan, Michael, Traitors and Lovers: The Politics of Love in Chaucer's "Legend of Good Women", Gower's "Confessio Amantis", and Usk's "Testament of Love", Ph. D. dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1995.
    • Heninger, S. K., Jr., « The margarite-pearl allegory in Thomas Usk's Testament of Love », Speculum, 32, 1957, p. 92-98.
    • Lewis, Lucy, « Langland's tree of charity and Usk's wexing tree », Notes and Queries, 1995, p. 429-433.
    • Medcalf, Stephen, « Transposition: Thomas Usk's Testament of Love », The Medieval Translator: The Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, éd. Roger Ellis, Woodbridge, Brewer, 1989, p. 181-195.
    • Newman Hallmundsson, May, « The community of law and letters: some notes on Thomas Usk's audience », Viator, 9, 1978, p. 357-365.
    • Reiss, Edmund, « The idea of love in Usk's Testament of Love », Mediaevalia, 6, 1980, p. 261-277.
    • Sanderlin, George, « Usk's Testament of Love and St. Anselm », Speculum, 17, 1942, p. 69-73.
    • Siennicki, Barbara Lorraine, No Harbour for the "Shippe of Traveyle": A Study of Thomas Usk's "Testament of Love", Ph. D. dissertation, Queen's University, 1985.
    • Schaar, Claes, Notes on Thomas Usk's "Testament of Love", Lund, Gleerup, 1950.
    • Schaar, Claes, « Usk's "Knot in the hert" », English Studies, 37, 1956, p. 260-261.
    • Schlauch, Margaret, « Thomas Usk as translator », Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies: Essays in Honor of Francis Lee Utley, éd. Jerome Mandel et Bruce Rosenberg, New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1971, p. 97-103.
    • Skeat, Walter W., « Thomas Usk and Ralph Higden », Notes and Queries, 10, 1904, p. 245.
    • Stokes, Myra, et John Scattergood, « Travelling in November: Sir Gawain, Thomas Usk, Charles of Orleans and the De re militari », Medium Ævum, 53:1, 1984, p. 78-83. DOI: 10.2307/43628788
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