New Readings of Chaucer's Poetry

New Readings of Chaucer's Poetry

by Robert G. Benson
     
 
This collection of essays makes available a wide range of new scholarship on Chaucer's poetry. Opening essays address the issues of "Chaucerian representation" and "Chaucerian poetics", arguing for the multiplicity and complexity of what Chaucer "represents" and for the importance of his dual Anglo-French background in enabling him to articulate that complexity.

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This collection of essays makes available a wide range of new scholarship on Chaucer's poetry. Opening essays address the issues of "Chaucerian representation" and "Chaucerian poetics", arguing for the multiplicity and complexity of what Chaucer "represents" and for the importance of his dual Anglo-French background in enabling him to articulate that complexity. Chaucer's use of Ovidian and Ciceronian sources and ideas is examined, and his pursuit of simplicity and suspicion of "delicacy"; the potent issues of sexuality and spirituality, and money and death (with Chaucer's own ending and his thoughts on last things) complete the collection. Contributors: DEREK BREWER, HELEN COOPER, PAUL DOWER, JOHN V. FLEMING, JOHN HILL, TRAUGOTT LAWLER, CELIA LEWIS, R. BARTON PALMER, WILLIAM PROVOST, JOHN PLUMMER, WILLIAM ROGERS.

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A fascinating snapshot of contemporary scholarship. MEDIUM AEVUMThe collection is worth reading and offers some papers that constitute an advancement in Chaucer studies. ANGLIA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859917780
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Series:
Chaucer Studies, #31
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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