Cambridge Companion to Chaucer

Cambridge Companion to Chaucer

by Piero Boitani
     
 

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Essays by international Chaucer experts provide a challenging introduction to the poet. They establish a context for Chaucer, discuss the significance of his position within it, and apply detailed and innovative analysis to his poetry. See more details below

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Essays by international Chaucer experts provide a challenging introduction to the poet. They establish a context for Chaucer, discuss the significance of his position within it, and apply detailed and innovative analysis to his poetry.

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'The Anglo-Italian editorial team is to be congratulated for giving new focus to what has become a classic guide to England's greatest mediaeval poet.' Contemporary Review

'The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer is appealing to both scholars and students who are already familiar with Chaucer but wish to achieve a greater understanding of this major medieval poet. The various voiced herein further dialogue with him, contribute significantly to the field of Chaucer studies, contextualize Chaucer's major works, and underscore the classical reputation of the Cambridge series.' Sixteenth Century Journal

'The first edition, sound, intelligent, and rich as it is, has been an important resource and orientation point both for students and for scholars for almost two decades … the editors' decision to eschew an essay formula has born fruit in liveliness and originality as well as intellectual richness.' English Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521304221
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1986
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x (d)

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From the Publisher
'The Anglo-Italian editorial team is to be congratulated for giving new focus to what has become a classic guide to England's greatest mediaeval poet.' Contemporary Review

'The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer is appealing to both scholars and students who are already familiar with Chaucer but wish to achieve a greater understanding of this major medieval poet. The various voiced herein further dialogue with him, contribute significantly to the field of Chaucer studies, contextualize Chaucer's major works, and underscore the classical reputation of the Cambridge series.' Sixteenth Century Journal

'The first edition, sound, intelligent, and rich as it is, has been an important resource and orientation point both for students and for scholars for almost two decades … the editors' decision to eschew an essay formula has born fruit in liveliness and originality as well as intellectual richness.' English Studies

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