- Title Pages
IntroductionLiterature and Death
Chapter OneOut of Death, Art of Dying
Chapter TwoThe Old English Grammar of the Soul
Chapter ThreeThe Tremulous Soul: The Worcester Fragments
Chapter FourUnearthly Earth: Mortuary Lyric
Chapter Five“Alway deynge and be not ded”: The Book of the Duchess and “The Pardoner’s Tale”
Chapter SixDying and the Tragedy of Occupation: “The Knight’s Tale”
Chapter SevenThe “Deth-dyinge” of Will: Piers Plowman
Chapter EightThe Physics of Elegy: Pearl
Chapter NineDeath, Terminable and Interminable: St. Erkenwald
Chapter TenLydgate’s Exquisite Corpus
Chapter Eleven“Dyynge and talking”: Hoccleve’s Loquacious Archive
Chapter TwelveThe Care of the Archive: John Audelay’s Three Dead Kings
- Arts of Dying
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