Drama Narrative And Poetry In The Canterbury Tales

✏Book Title : Drama Narrative and Poetry in the Canterbury Tales
✏Author : Wendy Harding
✏Publisher : Presses Univ. du Mirail
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 246
✏ISBN : 2858167052
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Drama Narrative and Poetry in the Canterbury Tales Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe
✏Author : Gerd Bayer
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2011-02-22
✏Pages : 270
✏ISBN : 9781136821240
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe Book Summary : This collection analyzes how narrative technique developed from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the 18th century. Taking Chaucer’s influential Middle English works as the starting point, the original essays in this volume explore diverse aspects of the formation of early modern prose narratives. Essays focus on how a sense of selfness or subjectivity begins to establish itself in various narratives, thus providing a necessary requirement for the individuality that dominates later novels. Other contributors investigate how forms of intertextuality inscribe early modern prose within previous traditions of literary writing. A group of chapters presents the process of genre-making as taking place both within the confines of the texts proper, but also within paratextual features and through the rationale behind cataloguing systems. A final group of essays takes the implicit notion of the growing realism of early modern prose narrative to task by investigating the various social discourses that feature ever more strongly within the social, commercial, or religious dimensions of those texts. The book addresses a wide range of literary figures such as Chaucer, Wroth, Greene, Sidney, Deloney, Pepys, Behn, and Defoe. Written by an international group of scholars, it investigates the transformations of narrative form from medieval times through the Renaissance and the early modern period, and into the eighteenth century.

📒Chaucer S Drama Of Style ✍ C. David Benson

✏Book Title : Chaucer s Drama of Style
✏Author : C. David Benson
✏Publisher : UNC Press Books
✏Release Date : 1988
✏Pages : 183
✏ISBN : 0807842389
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Chaucer s Drama of Style Book Summary : Chaucer's Drama of Style: Poetic Variety and Contrast in the Canterbury Tales

📒The Idea Of The Canterbury Tales ✍ Donald Roy Howard

✏Book Title : The Idea of the Canterbury Tales
✏Author : Donald Roy Howard
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 1976-01-01
✏Pages : 403
✏ISBN : 0520028163
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Idea of the Canterbury Tales Book Summary : Discusses Chaucer's intentions concerning the genre, tone, morality, and unity of the Canterbury Tales as well as the realization of his design in style and structure

📒The Canterbury Tales ✍ Derek Albert Pearsall

✏Book Title : The Canterbury Tales
✏Author : Derek Albert Pearsall
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 1985
✏Pages : 380
✏ISBN : 9780415094443
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Canterbury Tales Book Summary : This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

📒Geoffrey Chaucer ✍ Dieter Mehl

✏Book Title : Geoffrey Chaucer
✏Author : Dieter Mehl
✏Publisher : CUP Archive
✏Release Date : 1986-12-18
✏Pages : 243
✏ISBN : 0521318882
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Geoffrey Chaucer Book Summary : This book is a lucid introduction and intelligent examination of Chaucer's narrative poetry.

📒The Canterbury Tales ✍ John O'Connor

✏Book Title : The Canterbury Tales
✏Author : John O'Connor
✏Publisher : Nelson Thornes
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 72
✏ISBN : 0174326580
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Canterbury Tales Book Summary : 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.

📒Of Sondry Folk ✍ R. M. Lumiansky

✏Book Title : Of Sondry Folk
✏Author : R. M. Lumiansky
✏Publisher : University of Texas Press
✏Release Date : 1980
✏Pages : 284
✏ISBN : 9780292760172
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Of Sondry Folk Book Summary : Two hundred years before Shakespeare observed that “all the world’s a stage,” another writer with a flair for drama realized the same fact. This writer was Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer, however, presented his dramatic efforts through the medium of short stories, and he is regularly referred to as one of the world’s great storytellers. Yet there are certain questions which arise time and again in the minds of literary scholars. Most of the tales in the Canterbury collection are excellent, but why did Chaucer include such obviously poor recitals as the dull “Melibeus” and the lengthy “Parson’s Tale”? Did he fail to recognize their lack of literary merit? Or were those of his stories which seem so dull to modern readers really popular in fourteenth-century England? Of Sondry Folk is Lumiansky’s answer to such questions. But it is more than that. It is the revelation of Chaucer as dramatic writer. Chaucer, says Lumiansky, did not intend primarily to tell a series of good tales. Instead, he chose tales which suited his purpose of dramatic exposition of character. And the characters, though drawn from many walks of life, are not stereotypes. Their tales not only disclose what the Pilgrims think of themselves but reveal these Pilgrims as they really are—dull, romantic, egotistical, pious, or lustful. Not all readers will agree with Lumiansky’s conclusions in this book. But his scholarship, his clear, uninvolved prose, and his wit and frankness make of it an excellent handbook for the student of the Canterbury Tales. Of Sondry Folk will increase the enjoyment and understanding of Chaucer’s art for any reader, lay or scholarly.

📒Chaucer S Narrators ✍ David Lawton

✏Book Title : Chaucer s Narrators
✏Author : David Lawton
✏Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
✏Release Date : 1985
✏Pages : 166
✏ISBN : 9780859912174
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Chaucer s Narrators Book Summary : The book begins with a brief prefatory discussion of its relation to structuralist and post-structuralist criticism. The first chapter, `Apocryphal Voices', surveys the basis of modern critical approaches to l>personal> and `irony' in Chaucer's poetry, and suggests that such approaches are better suited to unequivocally written contexts. A systematic hesitation between a wholly written and a wholly spoken context requires critical distinctions between types of l>persona/l>, and a number of distinctions in the range between l>persona/l> and voice. `Morality in its Context' examines the Pardoner and his tale and argues against a `dramatic' view of the tale itself, while the third chapter, 'Chaucer's Development of l>Persona/l>', is a study of possible sources for Chaucer's handling of the narratorial '1', looking at the English `l>disour/l>', the French `l>dits amoureux/l>', Italian and Latin sources of influence, and the l>Roman de la Rose/l>. The last two chapters apply the principles outlined so far to l>Troilus/l> and l>The Canterbury Tales/l>, with a particular examination of the literary history of the Squire's tale to show that modern interest in dramatic l>persona/l> has obscured many other important issues and leads to drastic misreading. This is a challenging and lucid work which questions many of the received attitudes of recent Chaucer criticism, and offers a reasoned and approachable alternative view.

📒The Poet S Dictionary ✍ William Packard

✏Book Title : The Poet s Dictionary
✏Author : William Packard
✏Publisher : New York : Harper & Row
✏Release Date : 1989
✏Pages : 221
✏ISBN : UOM:49015002915339
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Poet s Dictionary Book Summary : This handbook defines the tools, terms, and techniques of poetry. Arranged alphabetically from "accent" to "zeugma," The Poets Dictionary is clear, superb, and complete.