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Chaucer's Poetry: Words, authority and ethics (Dublin Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature)

Chaucer's Poetry: Words, authority and ethics (Dublin Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature)

Cliodhna Carney, Frances McCormack (Editors)

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This collection reminds us of the reasons to read, and re-read, Chaucer. The essays cast new light on Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry and, in their careful scholarship and sensitivity to the past, show us paradoxically how Chaucer is being re-conceived in the 21st century.

Chapters include: Sir John Clanvowe and Chaucer's Friar's Tale

* Chaucer's counterfeit Exempla * Chaucer's material landscape

* time and authority in Chaucer's Parliament of Foules

* patterns of disruption in The Prioress' Tale

* Petrarch, the clerk, and the wife

* Chaucer's ethical poetic in the Canterbury Tales

* the dangerous beauty of Chaucer's prioress

* Chaucer in the 21st century: some thoughts on digital archives

* London's Chaucer

* Chaucer's roi solei

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Author Cliodhna Carney, Frances McCormack (Editors)
Publisher Four Courts Press
Publication date 15 Feb 2013
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781846823367

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