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American Chaucers

Author: Candace Barrington
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Soon after their nation's independence, Americans began remaking Chaucer into their own image. In the 1800s, publishers included bowdlerized Chaucers in parlor-room anthologies to exploit middle-class desires to appear well informed. Before WWI, dramatist Percy MacKaye adapted Chaucer to promote progressive ideals. After the war, James Hall deployed his reading of Chaucer to refract his prisoner of war experience.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Candace Barrington
ISBN: 1403965153 9781403965158
OCLC Number: 78790640
Notes: A study of Chaucer's appearances in American popular culture over the past 200 years.
Description: xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Popular audiences, America, and Chaucer --
In the parlor with Esq. Geoffrey Chaucer --
Sir Geoffrey, Percy MacKaye, and civic art --
Flying with the poet --
Geoffrey and the American flapper --
Fightin' and rockin' with Geoff --
Postscript. Choosing Chaucers.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Candace Barrington.
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This study provides extensive readings of overlooked American reconstructions of Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales from the colonial to postmodern periods, demonstrating how these repackagings convey  Read more...

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