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Chaucer and the imaginary world of fame

Author: Piero Boitani
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] : D.S. Brewer ; Totowa, N.J., USA : Barnes & Noble, 1984.
Series: Chaucer studies, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the concept, and the 'imaginary world' surrounding Chaucer's "The House of Fame". This book contains an outline and discussion of the poem. It explores the 'history' and meaning of the idea  Read more...

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Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piero Boitani
ISBN: 0389204765 9780389204763 0859911624 9780859911627
OCLC Number: 10432519
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: A book on Chaucer and Fame --
1. Chaucer's Fame and her world: the poem --
2. From Homer to the scholastics --
3. The fourteenth-century fame of fame --
4. Fame in her house --
5. The 'Fabula': from wonder to secrecy --
6. The cave and the labyrinth: literature and language.
Series Title: Chaucer studies, 10.
Responsibility: Piero Boitani.

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`Boitani is regularly illuminating on how the ideas in The House of Fame are used in Chaucer's other works and when he comes to consider the poem itself he is particularly good on its imagery . . . Read more...

 
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