As New in J As New jacket. Large 8vo Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xiv, 297 pp, preface, acknowledgments, 1. Introduction: Chaucer's Italian Tradition; 2. Dante's Ovids Allegory, Irony, and the Poet of Translation; 3. Chaucer's Canterbury Poetics: Irony, Allegory, and the Manciple's Prologue and Tale; 4. Dante and Boccaccio, Boccaccio and Petrarch: The Italian Tradition; 5. "Medium autem, et extrema sunt eiusdem generis": Boccaccio's Filostrato, the Voice of Writing, and the Italian Tradition; 6. Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Early Italian Humanism: The De casibus virorum illustrium; 7. Petrarch, Chaucer, and the Making of the Clerk; 8. Envoy / Congedo; bibliography, index. First Edition, 2002. The author's discourse emerges with a view to the social institutions and artistic modes that shaped Chaucer's reception of Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch. While offering a fresh look at one of England's great literary figures, this book addresses important questions surrounding the dynamics of translation and of the formation of tradition. To make sense of premises in texts like Dante's Comedy that were peculiarly Italian, Chaucer looked to Boccaccio as a gloss; reading these authors in conjunction with one another, and generating an 'Italian tradition' consistent with the English experience." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.
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