Chaucer and the French tradition : a study in style and meaning.


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Chaucer and the French Tradition , first published in 1957, is notable among modern studies of Chaucer for its attention to the importance of style. The author offers first an analysis of the two dominant traditions of style in the French literature on which Chaucer's poetry is based: the courtly, and the "bourgeois" or realistic. He then studies the stylistic character of the three important tarly poems, arguing that Chaucer's development was not a revolt from convention to realism, but rather a progressive mastery of borh ...

Chaucer and the French Tradition: A Study in Style and Meaning 1965, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520009080

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