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The legend of good women : context and reception

Author: Carolyn P Collette
Publisher: Woodbridge : D.S. Brewer, 2006.
Series: Chaucer studies, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this volume explore the context and reception of Chaucer's neglected Legend of Good Women from a variety of late medieval cultural perspectives, verbal, political, and social, expanding our understanding of the web of poetic and cultural conventions in which the Legend was created and received."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn P Collette
ISBN: 1843840715 9781843840718
OCLC Number: 63136971
Description: xviii, 203 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Legend of Good Women : performance, performativity, and presentation / William A. Quinn --
The flower, the leaf, and Philippa of Lancaster / Joyce Coleman --
Ricardian dreamwork : Chaucer, Cupid and loyal lovers / Robert R. Edwards --
'Olde stories' and Amazons : the Legend of Good Women, the 'Knight's Tale', and fourteenth-century political culture / Nancy Bradley Warren --
Remembering the game : debating the Legend's women / Betsy McCormick --
Intention, integrity and 'renoun' : the public virtue of Chaucer's Good Women / Simon Meecham-Jones --
The God of love and love of God : palinodic exchange in the prologue of the Legend of Good Women and the 'retraction' / Jamie C. Fumo --
Games medieval women play / Nicola McDonald.
Series Title: Chaucer studies, 36.
Responsibility: edited by Carolyn P. Collette.
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Features essays examining the "Legend of Good Women", placing it in its cultural and historical context.  Read more...

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A rigorous, substantial new contribution to our engagement with Chaucer's most allusive and elusive poem. The essays are provocative, well-written, well-annotated, serious, and responsibly sensitive Read more...

 
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