New Readings of Chaucer's Poetry

New Readings of Chaucer's Poetry

Edited by Robert G. Benson, Susan J. Ridyard, Derek Brewer

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

A wide range of new scholarship on Chaucer's poetry.
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.

Details

May 2003
5 black and white illustrations
210 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Chaucer Studies
ISBN: 9780859917780
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC LIT004120
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Derek S Brewer
I: Chaucerian Representation. II: Chaucerian Poetics - Helen Cooper
The Best Line in Ovid and the Worst - John V. Fleming
Delicacy vs. Truth: Defining Moral Heroism in the Canterbury Tales - Traugott Lawler
Chaucer's Endings - William Provost
'Beth fructuous and that in litel space' The Engendering of Harry Bailly - John Plummer
Thinking about Money in Chaucer's Shipman's Tale (with Paul Dower) - William E Rogers
Thinking about Money in Chaucer's Shipman's Tale (with William E. Rogers) - Paul Dower
Framing Fiction with Death: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Plague - Celia M Lewis
Aristocratic Friendship in Troilus and Criseyde: Pandarus, Courtly Love and Ciceronian Brotherhood in Troy - John M Hill
Chaucer's Legend of Good Women: The Narrator's Tale - R Barton Palmer

Reviews

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

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