title.none: RESPONSE: Delany on Calabrese on Delany

identifier.other: baj9928.9401.008 94.01.08

identifier.issn: 1096-746X


publisher.none: .

date.issued: 1994


type.none: Review

relation.ispartof: Bryn Mawr Medieval Review

The Medieval Review 94.01.08

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A quick reply to Michael Calabrese's detailed and friendly review of my translation of Osbern Bokenham's "Legends of Holy Women":

One factual error in the review: OB was not a monk but a friar (as my text makes clear). It's important because monks and friars lived such different lives. Being a friar was an important component of OB's sensibility—as was his being specifically an Augustinian friar.

Michael is right to observe that various of the historical hypotheses I raise, as well as the Chaucer connection, couldn't be treated at length in the Intro to the translation and will be fully discussed in the book I've just about completed on OB (Impolitic Bodies). So will the Augustinian dimension, and I'm grateful that Michael was willing to suspend final judgment on these matters until I'm able to make the case as strongly as possible.

Sheila Delany