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- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
In this learned, lively, and wide-ranging book, Steve Ellis conducts us on a tour of the appearances that the greatest writer of Middle English has made throughout English-speaking culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Surveying the uses to which Chaucer has been put in modern times, Ellis presents a compelling picture that goes beyond... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 40.00
In the first book to examine one of the most peculiar features of one of the greatest and most perplexing poems of England?s late Middle Ages?the successive attempts of Piers Plowman to begin, and to keep beginning?D. Vance Smith compels us to rethink beginning, as concept and practice, in both medieval and contemporary terms. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 82.50
John Dryden claimed to share a kindred spirit, a congenial soul, with Geoffrey Chaucer, and he was not alone. Reading critics reading Chaucer, Stephanie Trigg makes us privy to the special communities-modeled on the pilgrimage to Canterbury-that rose up around the author as commentators through the ages sought spiritual or emotional intimacy with him.... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 79.95
This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works –... more...
- Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 75.00
This volume brings together eighteen substantial essays by distinguished scholars, critics and translators, and two interviews with eminent figures of British theatre, to explore the idea and practice of translation. The individual, but conceptually related, contributions examine topics from the Renaissance to the present in the context of apt exploration... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 9.50
Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1977; US$ 20.00
In the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served three kings as a customs official and special envoy, virtually invented English poetry. He did so by wedding the language of common speech to metrical verse, creating a medium that could accommodate tales of courtly romance, bawdy fabliaux , astute psychological portraiture, dramatic monologues,... more...