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The Resource Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson

Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson

Label
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales
Title
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love
Title remainder
a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales
Statement of responsibility
N.S. Thompson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales have often been linked, this is the first ever major study of the two most popular medieval collections of framed narratives to examine the texts as a whole. The present study goes well beyond shared general similarities and the inconclusive search for source or analogue material in order to look at the internal dynamics of each text and the surprising similarities that emerge there in terms of theories of literature, authority and authorship and the particular reader response envisaged by their authors." "The two collections are examined in the light of their literary diversity, their shape as a form of quodlibet debate, their discussion of literature and its autonomy, using the oppositions of utile-diletto and 'sentence'-'solaas', and in the specific way that individual narratives are treated so as to create a labyrinthine web for the reader both to negotiate and to enjoy. This is the fullest attempt yet to demonstrate the weight of evidence linking Chaucer's work to the Decameron and to disprove the stance, take early this century, that Chaucer was not directly indebted to it."--BOOK JACKET
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Thompson, N. S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Canterbury tales
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Decamerone
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Tales, Medieval
  • Debate poetry
  • Storytelling in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Love in literature
Label
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-349) and index
Contents
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Diversity, Choice and Mean.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Reading the Signs.
  • p. 43
  • 3.
  • Literary Debate.
  • p. 88
  • 4.
  • Autonomy of Fiction.
  • p. 136
  • 5.
  • Comic Tales: Fabliaux of Novelle?.
  • p. 176
  • 6.
  • Romances: Noble and Ignoble Love.
  • p. 225
  • 7.
  • Three Griseldas.
  • p. 279
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 313
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 324
  • Index.
  • p. 351
Control code
ocm34553401
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780198123781
Lccn
96014368
Label
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-349) and index
Contents
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Diversity, Choice and Mean.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Reading the Signs.
  • p. 43
  • 3.
  • Literary Debate.
  • p. 88
  • 4.
  • Autonomy of Fiction.
  • p. 136
  • 5.
  • Comic Tales: Fabliaux of Novelle?.
  • p. 176
  • 6.
  • Romances: Noble and Ignoble Love.
  • p. 225
  • 7.
  • Three Griseldas.
  • p. 279
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 313
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 324
  • Index.
  • p. 351
Control code
ocm34553401
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780198123781
Lccn
96014368

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