Univ of New York Press This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.
Book News A collection of 16 essays concentrating on the substantial body of work concerning saints' lives in Anglo-Saxon literature with special reference to Aelfric. Part one establishes some of the general contexts necessary for the study of OE (Old English) lives, including history and art history. Part two focuses more closely on OE saints' lives as such, offering essays on manuscript contexts or interpretation of vitae from various perspectives in literary criticism. B&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.