Dreaming of Cockaigne : medieval fantasies of the perfect life /

"Imagine a dreamland where roasted pigs wander about with knives in their backs to make carving easy, where grilled geese fly directly into one's mouth, where cooked fish jump out of the water and land at one's feet. The weather is always mild, the wine flows freely, sex is readily av...

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Uniform title:Dromen van Cocagne.
Author / Creator: Pleij, Herman (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Webb, Diane, translator.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Dutch
Language notes:Translated from Dutch.
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press, [2001]
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Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
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240 1 0 |a Dromen van Cocagne.  |l English 
245 1 0 |a Dreaming of Cockaigne :  |b medieval fantasies of the perfect life /  |c Herman Pleij ; translated by Diane Webb. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-514) and index. 
505 0 |a Part 1. The forfeiture of happiness, the beginning: Paradise lost -- Contours of a book -- The power of literature -- Part 2. Texts as maps: Rhyming Texts L and B, Prose Text G -- The two rhyming texts on the land of Cockaigne -- Recitation and writing -- Oral structures in writing -- The existing potential -- The prose text of Luilekkerland -- Part 3. Eating to forget: Eating habits -- Hunger and scarcity -- The topos of hunger -- The intoxicating effect of fasting -- Gorging in self-defense -- Food in motion -- Literary refreshment -- Part 4. Paradise refurbished: The land of Cockaigne as paradise -- Never say die -- Heavenly rewards -- Other paradises -- Lovely places, golden ages -- Wonder gardens and pleasure parks -- Dreams of immortality -- Part 5. The imagination journeys forth: Geographical musings -- Real dreamworlds -- Wonders of east and west -- Fanciful destinations -- Virtual dreamlands -- Part 6. Heretical excesses: The thousand-year reign of peace and prosperity -- Heresies of the free spirit -- Sex Adam-and-Eve style -- Low-country heterodoxy -- Part 7. Learning as a matter of survival: Didactic differences -- Topsy-turvy worlds -- Hard times -- Moderation, ambition, and decorum -- Lessons in pragmatism -- Part 8. Dreaming of Cockaigne, the end: The name Cockaigne -- A depreciated cultural asset -- From countryside to town -- The necessity of fiction. 
520 |a "Imagine a dreamland where roasted pigs wander about with knives in their backs to make carving easy, where grilled geese fly directly into one's mouth, where cooked fish jump out of the water and land at one's feet. The weather is always mild, the wine flows freely, sex is readily available, and all people enjoy eternal youth. Such is Cockaigne. Portrayed in legend, oral history, and art, this imaginary land became the most pervasive collective dream of medieval times--an earthly paradise that served to counter the suffering and frustration of daily existence and to allay anxieties about an increasingly elusive heavenly paradise. Illustrated with extraordinary artwork from the Middle Ages, Herman Pleij's Dreaming of Cockaigne is a spirited account of this lost paradise and the world that brought it to life. Pleij takes three important texts as his starting points for an inspired of the panorama of ideas, dreams, popular religion, and literary and artistic creation present in the late Middle Ages. What emerges is a well-defined picture of the era, furnished with a wealth of detail from all of Europe, as well as Asia and America."--  |c Provided by publisher. 
545 0 |a Herman Pleij lectures on Dutch historical literature at the University of Amsterdam. 
546 |a Translated from Dutch. 
588 0 |a Print version record. 
650 0 |a Cockaigne.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85027597 
650 0 |a Civilization, Medieval.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85026463 
650 0 |a Cockaigne in literature.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh94003684 
650 0 |a Literature, Medieval.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85077548 
650 0 |a Social history  |y Medieval, 500-1500.  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85123950 
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