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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It isn't exactly a dream come true. This volume contains what it says: Chaucer's dream poems, plus a few others. So we have The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls, The ... Read full review
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Chaucer is mostly known for The Canterbury Tales, but they and his other poetic works and translations fill more than 750 of the 1300-page Riverside edition of his complete works. While the Tales ... Read full review