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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
In this study Henry Ansgar Kelly proposes Geoffrey Chaucer as the inventor of modern tragedy: Chaucer defined it and produced a memorable example of it in Troilus and Criseyde; his lead was followed by later authors, and it was his notion of tragedy that was dominant in the age of Shakespeare, rather than any classical or neo-Aristotelian ideas. The author takes issue with several critical stereotypes about tragedy in the middle ages, and argues that, contrary to received wisdom, it was not a common term, nor was there a uniform meaning given to it by the few authors - including Boccaccio - who used the word or wrote what were called tragedies. Kelly sets Chaucer's approach to tragedy in context by contrasting modern with medieval theoretical approaches to the study of genres, and then by analysing Chaucer's work, including the tragedies of the Monk's tale and, particularly, Troilus and Criseyde. Lydgate and Henryson are shown adopting and modifying Chaucer's theory and practice of tragedy, foreshadowing its influence in the sixteenth century
Cataloging source
DCC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Henry Ansgar
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1896
LC item number
.K47 1997
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
Series statement
Chaucer studies (Brewer)
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Troilus (Legendary character) in literature
  • Trojan War
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Literary form
  • Tragedy
  • Troy (Extinct city)
  • English literature
  • Troilus (Legendary character) in literature
  • Trojan War
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Literary form
  • Tragedy
  • English literature
  • Troilus (Legendary character) in literature
  • Trojan War
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Literary form
  • Tragedy
  • Troy (Extinct city)
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Henryson, Robert
  • Lydgate, John
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Chaucerian tragedy, Henry Ansgar Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-283) 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
1. Background: Boccaccio's non-tragedies -- 2. Chaucer on tragedy -- 3. The tragedy of Troilus -- 4. Lydgate on tragedy -- 5. Lydgate's fallen princes -- 6. Henryson's tragedy of Cresseid
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
297 p.
Isbn
9780859915052
Lccn
lc96031014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Chaucerian tragedy, Henry Ansgar Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-283) 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
1. Background: Boccaccio's non-tragedies -- 2. Chaucer on tragedy -- 3. The tragedy of Troilus -- 4. Lydgate on tragedy -- 5. Lydgate's fallen princes -- 6. Henryson's tragedy of Cresseid
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
297 p.
Isbn
9780859915052
Lccn
lc96031014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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