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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Knowledge -- Literature.,
  • Guillaume, de Machaut, ca. 1300-1377 -- Influence.,
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Contemporaries.,
  • French poetry -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • Music and literature -- History -- To 1500.,
  • English poetry -- French influences.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-364) and index.

StatementJames I. Wimsatt.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR1912.A3 W56 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 378 p. ;
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1288957M
ISBN 100802027423
LC Control Number92149025

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Modern ways of presenting Chaucer have often made his work seem 'normal' so that The Canterbury Tales and its much-studied General Prologue are seen as archetypes of narrative and prologue. Tony Davenport argues that study of Chaucer's major work alongside contemporary English poems reveals the odd and extreme aspects of Chaucer's writing as well as the daring and4/5. The Influence of Chaucer on his French Contemporaries. Chaucer proved that English could be written with elegance and power and it is thanks to his works that its prestige grew as a medium for serious literature. His poetry naturally inspired praise and imitation from his contemporaries. Of these admirers, the prolific John Lydgate is . The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to o lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between and In , Chaucer became Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace and, in , Clerk of the King's work. It was during these years that Chaucer began working on his most famous text, The Canterbury : Geoffrey Chaucer.

Petrarch was as celebrated for his Latin works as for his Italian writings by his contemporaries. Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale closely follows this work, Petrarch’s elegant Latin adaptation of the last tale in Boccaccio’s Decameron. Little information exists about Chaucer's education, but his writings demonstrate a close familiarity with a number of important books of his contemporaries and of earlier times (such as Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy). Chaucer likely was fluent in several languages, including French, Italian, and Latin. Geoffrey Chaucer, the outstanding English poet before Shakespeare. His The Canterbury Tales ranks as one of the greatest poetic works in English. He also contributed in the second half of the 14th century to the management of public affairs as courtier, diplomat, and civil servant. Abstract: Chaucer and His French Contemporaries synthesizes Winsatt's work on Chaucer's French connections over the past twenty-five years, particularly his studies and editions of Machaut.