The strumpet muse : art and morals in Chaucer's poetry (Book, 1976) [WorldCat.org]
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The strumpet muse : art and morals in Chaucer's poetry

Author: Alfred David
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
David, Alfred, 1929-
Strumpet muse.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)565171592
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred David
ISBN: 0253355176 9780253355171
OCLC Number: 2283813
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Portraits of the poet and his early works --
Theme of love in Troilus --
Paradise of earthly love --
Portrait of the Christian community --
Order of chivalry --
Comedy of innocence --
Comedy of experience --
Man of law vs. Chaucer --
Experience and authority in the wife of bath's prologue and tale --
Moral question in the clerk's tale --
Bourgeois misanthrope --
Bourgeois sentimentalist --
Moral thing --
Another tale of innocence --
Cracks in the frame of illusion --
Some last views of poetry.
Responsibility: Alfred David.

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Good polemic arguing for Chaucer's work as radically secular

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-06-13) Very Good Permalink

    A volume on the meaning of Chaucer's works that still has resonance today (2008).

 

  There seems to be a wide spectrum of perspectives on Chaucer, with a broad shift in prevailing opinion...
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