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Chaucer's drama of style : poetic variety and contrast in the Canterbury tales

Author: C David Benson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Benson's lively new interpretation of Chaucer's great story collection attributes the variety and contrast of the tales to the unique literary style of each narrative. In contrast to the popular "dramatic approach," which assumes that the diversity of the tales comes from the supposed psyches of the pilgrim tellers, Benson argues that each tale is a fully formed expression of an individual kind of poetry. Each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Benson, C. David.
Chaucer's drama of style.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)561939288
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C David Benson
ISBN: 0807816795 9780807816790 0807842389 9780807842386
OCLC Number: 12557193
Description: viii, 183 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: C. David Benson.

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David Benson's lively new interpretation of Chaucer's great story collection attributes the variety and contrast of the tales to the unique literary style of each narrative. In contrast to the  Read more...

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This well-written book challenges the tendency of generations of Chaucerian critics to construe the Canterbury Tales as disclosures of the personalities of their tellers.--Studies in the Age of Read more...

 
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