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Author Minnis, A. J. (Alastair J.)

Title The Cambridge Introduction to Chaucer / Alastair Minnis.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  828 C496YMIN    Check Shelf
Description ix, 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Cambridge introductions to ...
Cambridge introductions to literature.
Summary "Geoffrey Chaucer is the best-known and most widely read of all medieval British writers, famous for his scurrilous humour and biting satire against the vices and absurdities of his age. Yet he was also a poet of passionate love, sensitive to issues of gender and sexual difference, fascinated by the ideological differences between the pagan past and the Christian present, and a man of science, knowledgeable in astronomy, astrology and alchemy. This concise book is an ideal starting point for study of all his major poems, particularly The Canterbury Tales, to which two chapters are devoted. It offers close readings of individual texts, presenting various possibilities for interpretation, and includes discussion of Chaucer's life, career, historical context and literary influences. An account of the various ways in which he has been understood over the centuries leads into an up-to-date, annotated guide to further reading"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: life and historical contexts -- 1. Love and lore: the shorter poems -- 2. Fictions of antiquity: Troilus and Criseyde and The Legend of Good Women -- 3. The Canterbury Tales, I: war, love, laughter -- 4. The Canterbury Tales, II: experience and authority -- Afterword -- Guide to further reading -- Index.
Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. (OCoLC)fst01812213
Chaucer, Geoffrey, 1343-1400. (DE-588)118520245
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Ebook version 9781316121542
Standard No. 40024209748
ISBN 9781107064867 (hardback)
1107064864 (hardback)
9781107699908 (paperback)
1107699908 (paperback)
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