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Chaucer's Open Books
     

Chaucer's Open Books

by Rosemarie P. Mcgerr
 
McGerr examines the open-endedness of Chaucer's narrative poems in relation to modern and postmodern theory and to medieval traditions. She discusses the links between Chaucer's poems and modern definitions of "open form" and then addresses medieval conventions of closure and pre-Chaucerian poems that subverted those conventions. (Poetry)

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McGerr examines the open-endedness of Chaucer's narrative poems in relation to modern and postmodern theory and to medieval traditions. She discusses the links between Chaucer's poems and modern definitions of "open form" and then addresses medieval conventions of closure and pre-Chaucerian poems that subverted those conventions. (Poetry)

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Discusses inconclusiveness in Chaucer's poetry both in context of other medeival literary texts and critical commentaries, and in relation to modern and postmodern literary theory regarding closure. McGerr (comparative literature, Indiana U.) finds a more ambivalent attitude toward closure in medieval literature at large than has been commonly perceived, and demonstrates how Chaucer both worked within and went beyond this tradition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813018607
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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