Examines the literary and intellectual relationships between Piers Plowman and The Faerie Queene. This book links these two rich and problematical poems by showing their development from a common religious and artistic matrix and by assessing their roles in the evolution of allegory.
Dorothee Metlitzki, 1915 - 2001 Dorothee Metlitzki was born in 1915 in Germany. She spent part of her childhood in Russia, but grew up in Lithuania. At the age of seventeen she attended the University of London and became a protege of Moshe Sharett, who later became the second prime minister of Israel. She received a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees, and then returned to Jerusalem to take part in Israel's founding. Metlitzki was co-founder of the English Department at Hebrew University and helped to found a self-help organization for Arab women as well as attempting to gain support for the Jewish state. She served as a press officer for the Foreign Ministry and secretary of the…