The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer

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Piero Boitani, Piero. Ri-scritture Boitani, Jill Mann, Professor of Comparative Literature Piero Boitani, Life Fellow in English Jill Mann
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 317 pages
This revised edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer is based on the first edition which has become a classic in Chaucer studies. While this new volume responds to the success of the fist edition, the structure of the book has basically remained the same. Important material has been up dated, and new contributions have been commissioned to take into account recent trends in literary theory as well as in studies of Chaucer's works. The bibliography has been entirely updated to provide an indispensable guide for today's student of Chaucer.
 

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Contents

The social and literary scene in England
1
Chaucers French inheritance
20
Chaucers Italian inheritance
36
Old books brought to life in dreams the Book of the Duchess the House of Fame the Parliament of Fowls
58
Telling the story in Troilus and Criseyde
78
Chance and destiny in Troilus and Criseyde and the Knights Tale
93
The Legend of Good Women
112
The Canterbury Tales personal drama or experiments in poetic variety?
127
The Canterbury Tales III pathos
178
The Canterbury Tales IV exemplum and fable
195
Literary structures in Chaucer
214
Chaucers style
233
Chaucers presence and absence 14001550
251
New approaches to Chaucer
270
Further reading a guide to Chaucer studies
290
Index
307

The Canterbury Tales I romance
143
The Canterbury Tales II comedy
160

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Piero Boitani is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. He is the author of many volumes including The Tragic and the Sublime in Medieval Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1989), The Shadow of Ulysses. Figures of a Myth (1994) and The Bible and its Rewritings (1999).

Jill Mann is Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. She has written extensively on Geoffrey Chaucer and medieval authors including Langland, Malory and the Gawain-poet. Her most recent book is Feminizing Chaucer (2002).

Piero Boitani is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. He is the author of many volumes including The Tragic and the Sublime in Medieval Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1989), The Shadow of Ulysses. Figures of a Myth (1994) and The Bible and its Rewritings (1999).

Jill Mann is Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. She has written extensively on Geoffrey Chaucer and medieval authors including Langland, Malory and the Gawain-poet. Her most recent book is Feminizing Chaucer (2002).

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