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The court poetry of Chaucer : a facing-page translation in modern English

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer; James Dempsey
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
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This work offers facing-page translations of lesser-known poems by Geoffrey Chaucer. The modernization of Chaucer's verse to date has been restricted largely to the longer poems such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. While these works demonstrate Chaucer's mastery of the epic and narrative forms, it is in the court poems that we hear what is closer to the actual voice of Chaucer speaking to his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
Court poetry of Chaucer.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Chaucer; James Dempsey
ISBN: 9780773412170 0773412174
OCLC Number: 804665412
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages)
Responsibility: compiled and translated by James Dempsey ; with a preface by Patrick J.M. Quinn.
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This work offers facing-page translations of lesser-known poems by Geoffrey Chaucer. The modernization of Chaucer's verse to date has been restricted largely to the longer poems such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. While these works demonstrate Chaucer's mastery of the epic and narrative forms, it is in the court poems that we hear what is closer to the actual voice of Chaucer speaking to his contemporaries. The introduction discusses the "complaint," a popular medieval genre that Chaucer often used in his verse, sometimes with a straight face, sometimes not. Providing these.

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