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Philosophical Chaucer : love, sex, and agency in the Canterbury tales

Author: Mark Miller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 55.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Miller's innovative study argues that Chaucer's Canterbury Tales represent an extended mediation on agency, autonomy and practical reason.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Miller
ISBN: 9780521100663 0521100666
OCLC Number: 502270291
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: Chaucer and the problem of normativity; 1. Naturalism and its discontents in the Miller's Tale; 2. Normative longing in the Knight's Tale; 3. Agency and dialectic in the Consolation of Philosophy; 4. Sadomasochism and utopia in the Roman de la Rose; 5. Suffering love in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale; 6. Love's promise: the Clerk's Tale and the scandal of the unconditional; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 55.
Responsibility: Mark Miller.

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