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- Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 99.00
A new two-volume edition of the sources and major analogues of all the Canterbury Tales prepared by members of the New Chaucer Society. 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 1995; US$ 72.00
Jane Chance reveals how the concealment of embarrassing secrets often sexual in nature and the burden of political alliances and strategies?what might together be termed sexual politics?motivated Chaucer in much of his work. Firmly placing Chaucer in the cultural politics of his time, she shows how he manipulated the mythographic and textual conventions... more...
- 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 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...
- 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...