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Canterbury Tales

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN : 9780671727697
Genre : Fiction
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A group of travelers making a pilgrimage to Canterbury take turns telling stories
Category: Fiction

A Companion To Chaucer S Canterbury Tales

Author : Margaret Hallissy
ISBN : 0313291896
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Text in English, with some passages in the original Middle English.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Canterbury Tales

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN : 9781775560159
Genre : Poetry
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Geoffrey Chaucer's fourteenth-century masterpiece The Canterbury Tales is such a rollicking good read that you'll forget many critics and scholars also regard it as one of the most important literary works in English. A group of pilgrims are traveling together to visit a holy shrine at the Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way, they decide to hold a storytelling contest to pass the time, with the winner to be awarded a lavish feast on the return trip. The tales offered up in turn by each of the travelers run the full gamut of human emotion, ranging from raucous and ribald jokes to heartrending tales of doomed romance. Even if you don't consider yourself a fan of classic literature, The Canterbury Tales is worth a read.
Category: Poetry

Drama Narrative And Poetry In The Canterbury Tales

Author : Wendy Harding
ISBN : 2858167052
Genre : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
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How is Chaucer's Canterbury Tales best read? Should we follow Kittredge in treating the work as drama, imagining the tales as theatrical scripts defining the characters to whom they are attributed? Or should we follow Muscatine in emphasizing their poetry, studying their intertextuality and admiring the stylistic innovations that Chaucer employs in adapting his sources? Or should the tales be read as independent narratives framed by a meta-textual Prologue and links? Some of the most renowned medievalists from Europe and America review these critical stances, bringing out their differences and their points of contact. Part One of the volume addresses these aesthetic questions in terms of the Canterbury Tales in general. The articles in Part Two explore some of the best known tales.
Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature

Chaucer

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN : 9781317891208
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new addition to the Longman Critical Readers Series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has influenced Chaucer Studies over the last fifteen years. There is still a sense in the academic world, and in the wider literary community, that Medieval Studies are generally impervious to many of the questions that modern theory asks, and that it concerns itself only with traditional philological and historical issues. On the contrary, this book shows how Chaucer, specifically the Canterbury Tales, has been radically and excitingly 'opened up' by feminist, Lacanian, Bakhtinian, deconstructive, semiotic and anthropological theories to name but a few. The book provides an introduction to these new developments by anthologising some of the most important work in the field, including excerpts from book-length works, as well as articles from leading and innovative journals. The introduction to the volume examines in some detail the relation between the individual strengths of each of the above approaches and the ways in which a 'postmodernist' Chaucer is seen as reflecting them all. This convenient single volume collection of key critical analyses of Chaucer, which includes work from some journals and studies that are not always easily available, will be indispensable to students of Medieval Studies, Medieval Literature and Chaucer, as well as to general readers who seek to widen their understanding of the forces behind Chaucer's writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chaucer The Canterbury Tales

Author : Winthrop Wetherbee
ISBN : 0521540100
Genre : Fiction
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This introductory guide to Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and the psychological richness of their interaction.
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The Canterbury Tales

Author : John O'Connor
ISBN : 0174326580
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Dramascripts is an outstanding series of playscripts that are ideal for mixed class reading and performance. This extensive series of scripts encourages students to explore language and a variety of dramatic genres including myths and legends, classic Shakespeare, adventure, thriller, romance and more. Each edition provides guidance and activities alongside the text.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Canterbury Tales

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN : 0140424385
Genre : Poetry
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'Now as I've drunk a draught of corn-ripe ale, By God it stands to reason I can strike On some good story that you all will like' In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition within a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury tales offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English.
Category: Poetry

The Canterbury Tales

Author : Derek Pearsall
ISBN : 9781135860073
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tellers Tales And Translation In Chaucer S Canterbury Tales

Author : Warren Ginsberg
ISBN : 9780198748786
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Readers of the Canterbury Tales have always marvelled at the spirited interplay among the pilgrims and the manner in which the stories they tell seem to fit their characters. In Tellers, Tales, and Translation Warren Ginsberg argues that Chaucer often recast a coordinating idea or set of concerns in the portraits, prologues, tales, and epilogues that make up a 'Canterbury' performance. For the Clerk, the idea is transition, for the Merchant it isrevision and reticence, for the Miller it is repetition, for the Franklin it is interruption and elision, for the Wife of Bath it is self-authorship, for the Pardoner it is misdirection and subversion. When readersassemble the parts, which say the same thing otherwise, they become roadside translators who join Chaucer in organizing his greatest work.
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