A Companion to Chaucer

Brown, Peter, ed. (2002) A Companion to Chaucer. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, 1 . Blackwell, Oxford, 536 pp. ISBN 9780631235903. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This stimulating and accessible volume is a helpful, reliable and adaptable resource for students of Chaucer at all levels. Using an entirely new structure which highlights issues and themes, the Companion encourages movement across different Chaucerian compositions and beyond literary frames of reference, moving from textual analysis to cultural context and back again. Whether the reader of Chaucer is curious about language, Christianity, eroticism, astrology, concepts of the self, pilgrimage, violence, heresy, London, or any of a host of other topics, this book will provide food for thought. Each of these original and accessible essays, written by an internationally distinguished team of Chaucer scholars, provides an account of the key issues, applies these to specific passages in Chaucer's work and includes an annotated bibliography. The chapters are arranged alphabetically by topic, and broken down into compact sections for ease of use. The Companion is also fully cross-referenced, encouraging students to explore particular themes further. Designed both as a contribution to original research and as a text for students, A Companion to Chaucer is an essential resource for everyone involved in Chaucer studies.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Alison Priest
Date Deposited: 30 May 2009 05:18
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2012 09:44
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6125 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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