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- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Fourteenth-century author, poet, and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer has delighted readers with his colorful tales filled with humanity, grace, and strength. He is best known for "The Canterbury Tales", a vibrant account of life in England during his own day. This book presents that canonical work along with some of Chaucer's lesser-known... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 105.68
The theory and practice of literary studies has long been characterized by a virtually unnoticed asymmetry: the striking contrast between an intense effort to create a scientific foundation for the discipline and the equally striking paucity of efforts to systematically incorporate the reader models arising from these positions. This study... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95
How Texts Work : explores the ways in which we categorize texts reveals the limitations of some of the polarisations we use to categorize texts analyzes a wide variety of texts from a range of genres and periods, from Ibsen's A Doll's House to an 18-30s brochure, Internet chatrooms and George Bush's September 11 speech offers a step-by-step... more...
- UPF 2003; US$ 59.95
?A lively and thought-provoking study of gender in the Arthurian community. It is at once theoretically sophisticated and highly readable, full of insightful close readings yet conscious of larger patterns of analysis.?--Laurie Finke, Kenyon College Gender and the Chivalric Community in Malory?s Morte d?Arthur reveals, for the first time in a book-length... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
She, This in Blak takes a fresh look at Chaucer's great Trojan romance, Troilus and Criseyde, in light of recent scholarship on late scholastic discourses on representation and causality as they pertain to human perception and judgment. This study also contributes to a growing literature on the impact of scholastic psychological theory upon contemporary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
Malory presents chivalry as a dynamic code shaped and reshaped by communities ranging from the nation to the province, from hermits to women. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 72.00
Drawing on a combination of queer and feminist theory, ethical criticism, and psychoanalytic, historicist, and textual criticism, Diane Watt focuses on the language, sex, and politics in Gower?s writing. She demonstrates that Gower engaged in the sort of critical thinking more commonly associated with Chaucer and William Langland and contributes to... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer?s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature?s most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00
The Canterbury Tales was the first great poem in the English language, and it remains a favorite among students and scholars to this day. Ideal for research, this new title in the Bloom's Guides series includes broad-ranging excerpts from interpretive essays that provide expert commentary on this timeless work. It also features an introduction... more...