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Chaucer

By: Allen, Valerie Axiotis, Ares

Part of the New casebooks series
0333565037 / 9780333565032
Paperback
11/04/1997
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United Kingdom
22 cm xi, 268p.
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Over the last few decades, literary criticism has come increasingly to consider its relation to politics, socio-economics, gender, psychoanalysis, language and cultural values.

Chaucer's most popular and widely-studied work, The Canterbury Tales, boasts a body of criticism which well reflects the diversity of scholarly readings, from the New Critical to the postmodern.

The essays gathered here offer the student some of the best and most provocative readings of the Tales as well as a wide range of critical approaches.

The editors' introduction outlines these developing schools of Chaucerian criticism against the background of the history of literary criticism itself, giving students an illuminating context in which to assess the complex and rewarding work of this great poet.

BIC:

2AB English, 4KL Designed / suitable for A & AS Level, DSA Literary theory, DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets

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