Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer by Ruth MorseChaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer by Ruth Morse

Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer

EditorRuth Morse, Barry Windeatt

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Chaucer was perceived as the father of English poetry, and his works gave rise to a diversity of traditions of both creative response and critical commentary, to subsequent 'Chaucerian' authors and to a body of comment about his writings. This book is the first to describe Chaucer's literary influence across a wide range of writers and periods. It takes as its theme the variety of responses to Chaucer or 'Chaucer Traditions', and addresses topics of special interest arising from the effects Chaucer's work had on subsequent writers in the three centuries leading up to Dryden. Each essay focuses on a certain writer or literary tradition discussing these in the context of Chaucer's work and its influence. The result is an important collection of essays which will be of interest to all teachers and students of Chaucer, as well as to scholars of poetry in later periods.
Title:Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek BrewerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521031494

ISBN - 13:9780521031493


Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface Note on the text; 1. Chaucer traditions Barry Windeatt; 2. Gower - Chaucer's heir Richard Axton; 3. Chaucer and Lydgate Derek Pearsall; 4. Hoccleve and Chaucer J. A. Burrow; 5. Chaucer and fifteenth-century romance: Partonope of Blois Barry Windeatt; 6. Some Chaucerian themes in Scottish writers Douglas Gray; 7. The planetary gods in Chaucer and Henryson Jill Mann; 8. Gavin Douglas: 'Off Eloquence the flowand balmy strand' Ruth Morse; 9. Skelton's Garlande of Laurell and the Chaucerian tradition John Scattergood; 10. Chaucer in metre and early Tudor songs John Stevens; 11. Aspects of the Chaucerian apocrypha: animadversions on William Thynne's edition of the Plowman's Tale Thomas J. Heffernan; 12. The shape-shiftings of the Wife of Bath, 1395-1670 Helen Cooper; 13. The genius to improve an invention: transformations of the Knight's Tale Piero Boitani; 14. From the Clerk's Tale to The Winter's Tale Anna Baldwin; 15. The Virtuoso's Troilus Richard Beadle; 16. Rewriting romance: Chaucer's and Dryden's Wife of Bath's Tale A. C. Spearing; 17. Chaucer's religion and the Chaucer religion Charles Muscatine; 18. A list of the published writings of Derek Brewer Toshiyuki Takamiya; Index.