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              Books in the Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer series

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              Many a Song and Many a Leccherous Lay : Tradition and Individuality in Chaucer's Lyric Poetry

              Many a Song and Many a Leccherous Lay : Tradition and Individuality in Chaucer's Lyric Poetry (Hardback)

              By Ruud, Jay

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              Originally published in 1992. Although they were apparently much appreciated in his own time, Chaucer's lyrics have for most of the modern era been the most neglected of his poetic productions. This work offers a comprehensive overview of Chaucer's lyric corpus. The author extend...s his scope to include in-depth discussions of literary and cultural influences that have their impact on Chaucer's lyrics. Students who come to Chaucer's poems for the first time will here receive an excellent introduction to each poem, the important literary issues surrounding the poem as defined by previous scholarship, and Ruud's own clear style and balanced judgment. The persuasive proofs for Chaucer's lyric innovations and his special style of poetry will also be of interest to Chaucerian specialist academics. The book traces Chaucer's development as a lyric poet, from more conventional early works to more individualized later ones.
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              ISBN 9780367357412
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer
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              Chaucer: An Introduction: Second Edition

              Chaucer: An Introduction: Second Edition (Hardback)

              By Hussey, S. S.

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              Originally published in 1981, this second edition built on the success of the first which had established itself as a standard introduction to the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer. It shows Chaucer not only in the context of his own age, but, more important, as a writer and a man who i...s still vivid to us so many years later. As well as examining the early poems, Troilus and Criseyde, and The Canterbury Tales the author gives a thorough account of Chaucer's background. He examines the traditions in which he wrote, his audience, and his position among his contemporaries. The second edition was updated throughout and included a number of revisions and additions, in particular on the second part of the Roman de la Rose and on The Knight's Tale.
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              ISBN 9780367357313
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
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              Chaucer's Poetic Alchemy: A Study of Value and its Transformation in The Canterbury Tales

              Chaucer's Poetic Alchemy: A Study of Value and its Transformation in The Canterbury Tales (Hardback)

              By Fisher, Sheila

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              Originally published in 1988. The economic changes and the growth of commerce in fourteenth century England precipitated both social changes and a preoccupation with material wealth. This book examines Chaucer's treatment of economic and ethical value in The Canterbury Tales with...in the context of contemporary economic and social change and in relation to the scholastic economic theory that attempted to formulate ethical standards for commercial conduct. The importance of value and its determination and transformation is evident from the two enterprises that Chaucer defines as the motivating principles for his poem. The pilgrimage to St. Thomas's shrine should effect a transformation of their spiritual value. The story-telling competition that produces the tales themselves is established to judge the value of the pilgrims' literary productions. In the Middle Ages, economic value and ethical value were not perceived as unrelated phenomena. Chaucer's concern with the interrelationship of material and moral value is apparent in the number of pilgrims who are interested in material value at the obvious expense of moral value. This book examines this along with a discussion or money's growing importance in the late Middle Ages and the determination of its value.
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              ISBN 9780367357306
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              Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

              Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer (Hardback, Contains 15 Hardbacks)

              By Various

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              Reissuing works originally published between 1964 and 1994, this superb set of books is an array of scholarship on one of the most important authors of the medieval period. Some of these titles are introductory books on Chaucer and his works but others are specifically focused on... his humour, or the sources he drew from, or his importance to the development of English poetry, and between them they address all of his works, not only the Canterbury Tales. A good coverage of critical study in the area of medieval poetry that contains interesting fodder for any literature student or academic.
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              ISBN 9780367335830
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              Chaucer's Clerk's Tale: The Griselda Story Received, Rewritten, Illustrated

              Chaucer's Clerk's Tale: The Griselda Story Received, Rewritten, Illustrated (Hardback)

              By Bronfman, Judith

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              Originally published in 1994. This surveys the origin and development of one of Chaucer's most problematic characters, Griselda, who through the centuries has challenged the horizon of expectations of many an audience. Starting with Boccaccio's Decameron and suggesting in turn it...s precursors in whole or in part, Bronfman goes on to summarize the reigning opinions of Chaucer's heroine and her situation. The advance of feminist perspectives on medieval literature had the result that for many the Clerk's Tale has political overtones where the Walter-Griselda marriage may serve as a metaphor for, among other things, the state or right order. This study looks at the story from a long view, from its sources to the flood of critical interpretations - the creative reception of Chaucer's story, outlining the many rewritings of Griselda from Chaucer to the twentieth century. A special chapter considers the Griselda story as represented in illustrations as well.
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              ISBN 9780367357269
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
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              Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 1: Love Vision and Debate

              Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 1: Love Vision and Debate (Hardback)

              By Kean, P. M.

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              Originally published in 1972. This important work of Chaucerian scholarship deals with two aspects of the poet and his work - his individual achievement and his place in history - and demonstrates that in both these senses Chaucer is a maker of English poetry. The author assesses... the extent of Chaucer's debt to the English tradition. She considers the development of his `urbane' manner as a new poetic technique and, with reference to such poems as the Parlement of Foules and the House of Fame, discusses new themes in the Love Vision. She concludes with a detailed study of Chaucer's great debate on love Troilus and Criseyde.
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              ISBN 9780367357337
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              Chaucer and Middle English Studies: In Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins

              Chaucer and Middle English Studies: In Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins (Hardback)

              Edited by Rowland, Beryl

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              Originally published in 1974. The thirty-six essays of this book were written and assembled in hour of an internationally recognised scholar of medieval literature. Written by a diverse range of contributors, the chapters cover not only various studies of aspects of Chaucer's poe...try, but also some other medieval authors and investigations about the period, particularly referencing carols and hymns.
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              ISBN 9780367357405
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              Geoffrey Chaucer

              Geoffrey Chaucer (Hardback)

              By Norton-Smith, John

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              Originally published in 1974. This book discusses those aspects of Chaucer's art which are concerned with the problem of specific form. These aspects have been concentrated on by the author for Chaucer's major poems and some of his so-called minor poems in separate chapters. It o...ffers a critical evaluation of some specific literary achievements of one of the most important authors of the medieval period. The author extensively compares Chaucer's poetic technique to contemporary French poets and preceding poetic structure.
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              ISBN 9780367357399
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              Patterns of Religious Narrative in the Canterbury Tales

              Patterns of Religious Narrative in the Canterbury Tales (Hardback)

              By Ellis, Roger

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              Originally published in 1986. This study asks `What problems confront the narrator of a religious story?' and `What different solutions to those problems are offered by the religious narratives of The Canterbury Tales?' The introduction explains the grounds for inclusion of the t...ales here studied then examined in three sections. The first includes the tales of the Clerk, Prioress and Second Nun, and Chaucer's Melibee, and explores the parallels between the production of a religious narrative and that of a faithful translation. The second considers how the tales of the Man of Law, Monk and Physician, though formally similar to those in the first section, subvert the offered parallel by their creation of narrators who actively mediate them to their audience, and who seem as concerned with the projection of their own personalities as with the transmission of the given story. The final section shows how the tales of the Pardoner and Nun's Priest highlight the dilemma and provide distinctive resolutions. The whole study aims to explore the dynamic relationships that exist between two contrasting positions: an artist's commitment to the authority of a given story and his need to assert himself over it.
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              ISBN 9780367357283
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              Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography

              Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography (Hardback)

              By Besserman, Lawrence

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              Originally published in 1988. This book offers a very useful source of information on Chaucer's relationship to the Bible. It contains a detailed chapter on research into this connection and then presents two indexes. The first is organised by title of Chaucer's work and then lin...e number detailing the biblical reference. Each entry, if relevant, also notes works listed in the Bibliography that discuss that link. The second index is reversed and so organised by scriptural reference. Detailed guides to each index also discuss interesting facets to how Chaucer drew on the Bible for his works.
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              ISBN 9780367357252
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