Chaucer from Prentice to Poet

Chaucer from Prentice to Poet

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While covering all the major work produced by Geoffrey Chaucer in his pre-Canterbury Tales career, Chaucer from Prentice to Poet seeks to correct the traditional interpretations of these poems. Edward Condren provides new and provocative interpretations of the three qdream visionsq--Book of the Duchess, Parliament of Fowls, and House of Fame--as well as Chaucer's early masterwork Troilus and Criseyde. Condren draws an arresting series of portraits of Chaucer as glimpsed in his work: the fledgling poet seeking to master the artificial style of French love poetry; the passionate author attempting to rebut critics of his work; and, finally, the master of a naturalistic style entirely his own. This book is one of the few works written in the past century that reevaluates Chaucer's early poetry and the only one that examines the Dream Visions in conjunction with the Troilus.It should frame the discourse of Chaucer scholarship for many generations to come.as a way of endorsing the voice he would cultivate for the remainder of his poetic life. Decimals are more familiar to the twenty-first century than would be the unit fractions Chaucer had to use before Indian decimals were introduced to Europeanbsp;...


Title:Chaucer from Prentice to Poet
Author: Edward I. Condren
Publisher: - 2008
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