Dream Visions and Other Poems: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism
The texts are extensively glossed and are accompanied by individual introductions and explanatory annotations. A lightly regularized system of spellings has been adopted. No prior knowledge of Chaucer is assumed."Contexts" connects the poems to their classical and medieval foundations and includes works by Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, Boethius, Dante, and Boccaccio, among others.From the wealth of scholarly work available, the editor has chosen for "Criticism" six essays that address the poems' central themes. Contributors include Charles Muscatine, A. C. Spearing, R. T. Lenaghan, Richard Firth Green, Elaine Tuttle Hansen, and Steven Kruger.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
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So some of us don't know much about Chaucer (cringing) and those of us who know only a very little bit think of him as primarily a comic writer. He may well be, but he's also intensely skilled, and ... Read full review