Chaucer and the Politics of Discourse


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The author believes that for Chaucer speech is the heart of culture and that his major work comprises a copious and subtle analysis of the spoken word. By paying close attention to this underlying view of discourse and to Chaucer's fascination with communication as a reciprocal process between speaker and listener, Grudin provides unexpected readings of Chaucer's poetry. These diverge radically from conventional dramatic interpretations and from exegetical readings that see Chaucer in sympathy with the orthodox Christian ...

Chaucer and the Politics of Discourse 1996, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9781570031021

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