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Geoffrey Chaucer and the Poetics of Disguise

Geoffrey Chaucer and the Poetics of Disguise( )
Author: Quinn, Esther Casier
Publication Date:Jun 2008
Publisher:University Press of America, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $55.99
Book Description:

This work considers virtually all of Geoffrey Chaucer's writings as disguised reflections of matters personal and political. Chaucer wrote in a particularly crucial time of political change in England. He was in a unique position to see and hear more than he dared to express. He developed a 'poetics of disguise' to express his increasingly critical views of British royalty without seeming to criticize or dissent. He utilized the voices of women, pagans, personified abstractions, and...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.01 x 9.01 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:0.86 Pounds

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