"Reading through these pages is a profound reminder of the importance of Beidler's intelligent, learned voice to contemporary Chaucer and Gower studies, as well as a full immersion in the joy of the scholarly life."
--R. F. Yeager, University of West Florida
"Ever the comedian, Beidler loves Chaucer for being funny, and the essays in this volume immortalize his deep affection for a medieval poet who sought to add a little humor to the world."
--Miriamne Ara Krummel, University of Dayton
"Did Chaucer read the Decameron? What is a foot-mantle? What sources did Chaucer use for his poetry, and to what ends did he use them? How might we best resolve textual cruces in the Canterbury Tales? Refreshingly aware of the contingencies that shape his responses to such questions, Beidler here provides consistently insightful, useful, good answers to them." --Tom Farrell, Stetson University
"Beidler's compelling, interdisciplinary, close analysis is invaluable for students, teachers, and scholars seeking to look with a fresh eye at the originality of Chaucer's adaptations and revisions of his sources."
-- Gila Aloni, Société des Anglicistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur