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Social Chaucer

Author: Paul Strohm
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each generation finds in Chaucer's works the concerns and themes of its own era. But what of Chaucer's contemporaries? For whom was he writing? How did he and his audience understand their society, and how is that view reflected in his poetry? These are some of the questions that Paul Strohm addresses in this examination of the historical Chaucer. His analysis yields a fuller understanding of Chaucer's world and
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Strohm, Paul, 1938-
Social Chaucer.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)598049852
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Strohm
ISBN: 0674811984 9780674811980 0674811992 9780674811997
OCLC Number: 19325471
Description: xiii, 236 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Chaucer and the structure of social relations --
The king's affinity --
Audience --
Selflessness and selfishness --
Time and the social implications of narrative form --
A mixed commonwealth of style.
Responsibility: Paul Strohm.

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Each generation finds in Chaucer's works the concerns and themes of its own era. But what of his contemporaries-for whom was he writing? How did he and his audience understand their society and how  Read more...

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Admirably detailed, lucid, original and always lively... By far the best history of Chaucer's life and social relations I have ever read, a delightfully intelligent explication of the social meaning Read more...

 
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