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Chaucer's neoplatonism : varieties of love, friendship, and community

Author: John M Hill
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Series: Studies in mediaeval literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chaucer's Neoplatonism covers his major works and the ways in which he has absorbed a Boethian, essentially rational Neoplatonism. By means of that philosophy he poetically engages issues of truth,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Hill
ISBN: 1498561934 9781498561938
OCLC Number: 1002112957
Description: viii, 201 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chaucer's neoplatonism: varieties of love, friendship and community --
Varieties of supposition and the truth value of story --
Varieties of friendship: Pandarus, Troilus and noble friendship --
Avuncular form and Pandarus's several embassies --
Varieties of joy in Troilus and Criseyde --
Varieties of invited "compaignye" in the pilgrimage to Canterbury --
Conclusion: Chaucer's neoplatonic art.
Series Title: Studies in mediaeval literature.
Responsibility: John M. Hill.

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John Hill's detailed analysis of Chaucer's deeply thought, but playful, poetry emphasizes traces of divine forms in human affairs, however tangled with mere sense perceptions and degraded actions. Read more...

 
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