Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer

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Ruth Morse, Barry Windeatt
Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 292 pages
Chaucer was perceived as the father of English poetry, and his works gave rise to a diversity of traditions of both creative response and critical commentary, to subsequent 'Chaucerian' authors and to a body of comment about his writings. This book is the first to describe Chaucer's literary influence across a wide range of writers and periods. It takes as its theme the variety of responses to Chaucer or 'Chaucer Traditions', and addresses topics of special interest arising from the effects Chaucer's work had on subsequent writers in the three centuries leading up to Dryden. Each essay focuses on a certain writer or literary tradition discussing these in the context of Chaucer's work and its influence. The result is an important collection of essays which will be of interest to all teachers and students of Chaucer, as well as to scholars of poetry in later periods.
 

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Contents

animadversions
11
Gower Chaucers heir?
21
Chaucer and Lydgate
39
Hoccleve and Chaucer
54
Partonope of Blois
62
Some Chaucerian themes in Scottish writers
81
The planetary gods in Chaucer and Henryson
91
OfTEloquence the flowand balmy strand
107
Chaucerian metre and early Tudor songs
139
The shapeshiftings of the Wife of Bath 13951670
168
transformations of
185
From the Clerks Tale to The Winters Tale
199
The Virtuosos Troilus
213
Chaucers and Drydens Wife of Baths Tale
234
Chaucers religion and the Chaucer religion
249
A list of the published writings of Derek Brewer
263

Skeltons GarlandeofLaurell and the Chaucerian tradition
122

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