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Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 117 pp. Very Good, with foxing (age darkened spotting), in a Very Good dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From jacket: ...Presents complementary essays by leading medievalists. Norman Eliason argues that Geoffrey Chaucer is preeminently a love poet and that his characteristic subject is chiefly ordinary or everyday love...In contrast Edmund Reiss believes that the principal thrust of love in the poet's work is parodic in nature--and that ordinary love is not directly used to measure other forms of love...Robert Kaske establishes an alternative theory of theme and structure which elaborates and extends George Lyman Kittredge's famous explanation of the interconnections among these related tales. James Wimsatt explores the allegorical and satiric motifs which Chaucer drew from the Canticle of Canticles, giving particular emphasis to the Merchant's Tale...
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