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Chaucer from Prentice to Poet: The Metaphor of Love in Dream Visions and Troilus and Criseyde

Edward I. Condren

Abstract

While covering all the major work produced by Geoffrey Chaucer in his pre-Canterbury Tales career, this book seeks to correct the traditional interpretations of these poems. The author provides new interpretations of the three “dream visions” — Book of the Duchess, Parliament of Fowls, and House of Fame — as well as Chaucer's early masterwork Troilus and Criseyde. He draws a series of portraits of Chaucer as glimpsed in his work: the fledgling poet who is seeking to master the artificial style of French love poetry, the passionate author attempting to rebut critics of his work, and, finally, t ... More

Keywords: Geoffrey Chaucer, poems, dream visions, Book of the Duchess, Parliament of Fowls, House of Fame, Troilus and Criseyde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032412
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032412.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward I. Condren, author
University of California, Los Angeles