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Harvard English Studies 5

The Learned and the Lewed

Studies in Chaucer and Medieval Literature

Edited by Larry D. Benson

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674518889

Publication Date: 01/01/1974

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406 pages

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The essays gathered in this volume, organized around the theme of medieval literature, display a great range of subjects and of critical approaches. One third of the pieces deal with Chaucer: his use of mythology, his characters, narrative techniques, his treatment of courtly love. Other contributions focus on medieval proverbs and ballads, medieval use of classical authors, John Gower, Lydgate, Icelandic saga, the Middle Scots poets, problems of teaching medieval drama in twentieth-century classrooms, French influences on Middle English literature, and the tale of Robin Hood.

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