John Gower: Others and the Self.

Author/Editor
Peck, Russell A. and R. F. Yeager, eds.

Title
John Gower: Others and the Self.

Published
Peck, Russell A. and R .F. Yeager, eds. John Gower: Others and the Self. Publications of the John Gower Society XI. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2017. ISBN 9781843844747.

Review
This collection of sixteen essays "originated as part of the Third International Congress of the John Gower Society, held at the University of Rochester, June 29-July 3, 2014. . . . All the essays here have been included because in one manner or another they comment on facets of selfhood: views of the inside, the personal, and of the exterior, the outside in its interaction with the 'other,' defined several ways" Introduction 1). The collection is divided into three sections: Part 1, "Knowing the Self and Others," consists of five essays "that, taken together, reflect on multiple aspects of self-encounter" (Introduction 1). Part II, "The Essence of Strangers," includes five essays united by "the expanding awareness by the singular self of an encompassing 'otherness'" (Introduction 2). "The six essays in Part III, "Social Ethics, Ethical Poetics," trace the trajectory of two of Gower's greatest concerns: honest government and honest craft, bringing together "the very public and the very private ("Others and the Self") in the fabric of life and thought" (Introduction 2). For individual essays, search for John Gower: Others and the Self under Published. [LBB. Copyright. John Gower Society. JGN 36.2]

Date
2017

Gower Subjects
Background and General Criticism