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The Cambridge Chaucer Companion
     

The Cambridge Chaucer Companion

by Piero Boitani, Jill Mann (Editor)
 
The Cambridge Chaucer Companion contains a series of essays by internationally known Chaucer experts, designed to provide a challenging introduction to the poet. The collection is divided between pieces which concentrate squarely on one or more of Chaucer's major poems, identifying themes, styles, moods and tones, and pieces of wider scope which give more general

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The Cambridge Chaucer Companion contains a series of essays by internationally known Chaucer experts, designed to provide a challenging introduction to the poet. The collection is divided between pieces which concentrate squarely on one or more of Chaucer's major poems, identifying themes, styles, moods and tones, and pieces of wider scope which give more general information about Chaucer's literary sources and historical background, or study his experiments with style and structure over a range of poems, or set his works in the context of medieval genres and literary traditions. While introducing a work or works to the reader, these essays also adopt fresh and rigorous lines of critical enquiry which will encourage him or her to develop and place his or her own interpretations. Taken as a whole, the collection establishes a context for Chaucer, discusses the significance of his position within it, and applies to his poetry detailed and frequently innovative analysis. These three functions combine to provide what should become a standard work of reference for students as well as readers who already have some familiarity with Chaucer but wish to achieve a greater understanding of this major English poet and his oeuvre.

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'An impressive volume forming a compendium of authoritative critical opinion on a range of topics and texts.' Literature and History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521316897
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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