English Medieval Narrative In The Thirteenth And Fourteenth Centuries by Piero BoitaniEnglish Medieval Narrative In The Thirteenth And Fourteenth Centuries by Piero Boitani

English Medieval Narrative In The Thirteenth And Fourteenth Centuries

byPiero BoitaniTranslated byJoan Krakover Hall

Paperback | August 29, 1986

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This is a wide-ranging and detailed study of English narrative verse in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Piero Boitani describes and analyses the undisputed masterpieces of narrative (such as the works of the Gawain poet, Langland, Gower and Chaucer), as well as the anonymous romances and specimens of religious and comic narrative which form the background to the better-known poems. The book is divided by literary genres or structural systems: chapters on the religious, comic and romance traditions are followed by a discussion of dream and visionary narratives and a chapter on story collections including those of Gower. The rest of the book is devoted to Chaucer, who mastered all these types.
Title:English Medieval Narrative In The Thirteenth And Fourteenth CenturiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:August 29, 1986Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521311497

ISBN - 13:9780521311496

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Table of Contents

Preface to the English edition; 1. The religious tradition; 2. The comic tradition; 3. The world of romance; 4. Dream and vision; 5. The narrative collections and Gower; 6. Chaucer; Notes; Index.

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