Chaucer and His Readers: Imagining the Author in Late-Medieval England

Chaucer and His Readers: Imagining the Author in Late-Medieval England

by Seth Lerer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691029238
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/09/1996
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Seth Lerer is Professor of English at Stanford University and author of Boethius and Dialogue: Literary Method in the Consolation of Philosophy (Princeton) and Literacy and Power in Anglo-Saxon Literature (Nebraska).

Table of Contents

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A Note on Editions

List of Abbreviations

Introduction The Subject of Chaucerian Reception

Ch. 1 Writing Like the Clerk: Laureate Poets and the Aureate World

Ch. 2 Reading Like the Squire: Chaucer, Lydgate, Clanvowe, and the Fifteenth-Century Anthology

Ch. 3 Reading Like a Child: Advisory Aesthetics and Scribal Revision in the Canterbury Tales

Ch. 4 The Complaints of Adam Scriveyn: John Shirley and the Canonicity of Chaucer's Short Poems

Ch. 5 At Chaucer's Tomb: Laureation and Paternity in Caxton's Criticism

Ch. 6 Impressions of Identity: Print, Poetry, and Fame in Hawes and Skelton

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