Elizabeth Perry

The bodies of birds

I’m getting a sense of myself in a performative role as I move from the morning into the Mellon School. I have been searching around for copies of The Chester Cycle a group of medieval mysteries from the early part of the 14th century that is supposed to present an more streamlined approach to the program of Christian Salvation than my beloved York Cycle. As of yet, I am confounded by paywalls and unavailability. The thing itself seems buried under writings about the plays: objects I ignore on principle until I’ve spent time breathing the air of the Middle English for myself. I...

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