Some Canterbury Tales

Paperback | July 31, 2014

byGeoffrey ChaucerIllustratorMarvin Chetwynd

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In her inventive rendition of Chaucer''s The Canterbury Tales for Four Corners'' Familiars series, artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (born 1973) selects her favorite of the tales--the Prologue, The Miller''s Tale, The Reeve''s Tale, The Friar''s Tale, The Merchant''s Tale, The Wife of Bath''s Tale, The Summoner''s Tale and The Pardoner''s Tale--and sets them against hundreds of collages. These eclectic illustrations reflect the artist''s participatory, communal energies: many of the photographs used were sent to her by friends and acquaintances or are found images. Chetwynd creates a marvelous milieu of interlocking allusions--medieval church imagery, Baroque ornamentation, Renaissance etching, natural-history photography and absurdist, surreal imagery combines. With their intertwined, complex threads and narrative qualities, the collages reflect Chaucer''s own eclecticism and produce similar moments of crude eroticism and ribaldry.

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In her inventive rendition of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for Four Corners' Familiars series, artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (born 1973) selects her favorite of the tales--the Prologue, The Miller's Tale, The Reeve's Tale, The Friar's Tale, The Merchant's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Summoner's Tale and The Pardoner's Tale--and sets them against hundreds of collages. These eclectic illustrat...

Geoffrey Chaucer, one of England's greatest poets, was born in London about 1340, the son of a wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler and his wife Agnes. Not much is known of Chaucer's early life and education, other than he learned to read French, Latin, and Italian. His experiences as a civil servant and diplomat are said to have developed his fascination with people and his knowledge of English life. In 135...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 11.75 × 8.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2014Publisher:Four Corners BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909829005

ISBN - 13:9781909829008

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