The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer / Edition 2by Piero Boitani
Pub. Date: 01/28/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of Contents
1. The social and literary scene in England Paul Strohm; 2. Chaucer's French inheritance Ardis Butterfield; 3. Chaucer's Italian inheritance David Wallace; 4. Old books brought to life in dreams: the Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Parliament of Fowls Piero Boitani; 5. Telling the story in Troilus and Criseyde Mark Lambert; 6. Chance and destiny in Troilus and Criseyde and The Knight's Tale Jill Mann; 7. The Legend of Good Women Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards; 8. The Canterbury Tales: personal drama or experiments in poetic variety? C. David Benson; 9. The Canterbury Tales I: Romance J. A. Burrow; 10. The Canterbury Tales II: Comedy Derek Pearsall; 11. The Canterbury Tales III: Pathos Robert Worth Frank, Jr.; 12. The Canterbury Tales IV: Exemplum and fable A. C. Spearing; 13. Literary structures in Chaucer Barry A. Windeatt; 14. Chaucer's style Christopher Cannon; 15. Chaucer's presence and absence, 1400–1542 James Simpson; 16. New approaches to Chaucer Carolyn Dinshaw; 17. Further reading: a guide to Chaucer studies Joerg Fichte.
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