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Chaucerian tragedy, Henry Ansgar Kelly

Label
Chaucerian tragedy
Title
Chaucerian tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Henry Ansgar Kelly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is concerned with the medieval idea of what constituted tragedy; it suggests that it was not a common term, and that those few who used the term did not always intend the same thing by it. Kelly believes that it was Chaucer's work which shaped notions of the genre, and places his achievement in critical and historical context. He begins by contrasting modern with medieval theoretical approaches to genres, then discusses Boccaccio's concept of tragedy before turning to Chaucer himself, exploring the ideas of tragedy prevalent in medieval England and their influence on Chaucer, and showing how Chaucer interpreted the term, with particular reference to the Monk's tale and to 'Troilus and Criseyde'. 'Troilus' is analysed specifically as a tragedy, with an account of its reception in modern times; for comparison, there is an analysis of how John Lydgate and Robert Henryson, two of Chaucer's imitators, understood and practiced tragedy." --
Assigning source
From the rear cover
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
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Kelly, Henry Ansgar
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1896
LC item number
.K47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Chaucer studies (Brewer)
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Troilus (Legendary character) in literature
  • English poetry
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Henryson, Robert
  • Lydgate, John
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Chaucerian tragedy, Henry Ansgar Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Establishing prosperity ; Future contingents ; Outrageous Fortune ; Terminal misery ; Troilus in receivership
  • 4.
  • Lydgate on tragedy:
  • The dramatic tragedy of old Troy ; Contemporary narrative tragedies
  • 5.
  • Lydgate's fallen princes:
  • Bochas in English: the first phase ; The criminous tragedies of Book 2 ; Fallings off and beginnings anew ; The long goodbye
  • 6.
  • Henryson's tragedy of Cresseid:
  • A singular tragedy ; Public promiscuity vs. secret shame ; Cresseid's ugly vision: an action dream ; The disappearance of the gods and the complaint against Fortune ; Reasons and morals
  • 1.
  • Background: Boccaccio's non-tragedies:
  • Tragedy: an obsolete dramatic genre ; Examples of illustrious men
  • 2.
  • Chaucer on tragedy:
  • "Tragedy" in late-medieval England ; A narrative genre ; The lessons of tragedy ; From dystopia to eutopia
  • 3.
  • The tragedy of Troilus:
Control code
020000846691
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 p
Isbn
9780859916042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Chaucerian tragedy, Henry Ansgar Kelly
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Establishing prosperity ; Future contingents ; Outrageous Fortune ; Terminal misery ; Troilus in receivership
  • 4.
  • Lydgate on tragedy:
  • The dramatic tragedy of old Troy ; Contemporary narrative tragedies
  • 5.
  • Lydgate's fallen princes:
  • Bochas in English: the first phase ; The criminous tragedies of Book 2 ; Fallings off and beginnings anew ; The long goodbye
  • 6.
  • Henryson's tragedy of Cresseid:
  • A singular tragedy ; Public promiscuity vs. secret shame ; Cresseid's ugly vision: an action dream ; The disappearance of the gods and the complaint against Fortune ; Reasons and morals
  • 1.
  • Background: Boccaccio's non-tragedies:
  • Tragedy: an obsolete dramatic genre ; Examples of illustrious men
  • 2.
  • Chaucer on tragedy:
  • "Tragedy" in late-medieval England ; A narrative genre ; The lessons of tragedy ; From dystopia to eutopia
  • 3.
  • The tragedy of Troilus:
Control code
020000846691
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 p
Isbn
9780859916042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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