RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52845821 LA English T1 A companion to Gower A1 Echard, Siân., PB D.S. Brewer PP Cambridge [England]; Rochester, NY YR 2004 SN 1843840006 9781843840008 9781843842446 1843842440 AB "This Companion to Gower offers essays by scholars from Britain and North America, covering Gower's works in all three of his languages; they consider his relationships to his literary sources, and to his social, material and historical contexts; and they offer an overview of the manuscript, linguistic, and editorial traditions. Five essays concentrate specifically on the Confessio Amantis, Gower's major Middle English work, reading it in terms of its relationship to vernacular and classical models, its poetic style, and its treatment of such themes as politics, kingship, gender, sexuality, authority, authorship and self-governance. A reference bibliography, arranged as a chronology of criticism, concludes the volume."--Jacket.