krainaksiazek chaucer and the tradition of fame symbolism in the house of fame 20106821

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Chaucer and the Imaginary World of Fame - 2826932516

336,58 zł

Chaucer and the Imaginary World of Fame BERTRAMS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"The House of Fame" is one of Chaucer's most intellectually challenging poems, drawing on diverse traditions such as dream poetry and mythology, but unified by the central concept of 'Fame'. It is this concept, and the 'imaginary world' which surrounds it, which Professor Boitani explores in this volume in the "Chaucer Studies" series. He begins with a brief outline and discussion of the poem, showing what problems it poses, and then turns to explore the 'history' and meaning of the idea of 'Fame', such as Chaucer might have received from tradition, a quest which leads him into Biblical, classical and Anglo-Saxon literature, into philosophy and into romance. He then examines the view of 'Fame' in Chaucer's Italian, French and English contemporaries, and shows that it is a central theme not only in Dante's "Divine Comedy" but also in the work of Boccaccio and Petrarch. The second half of the book returns to Chaucer's poem and examines the imaginary world which he constructs around Fame. Professor Boitani demonstrates that "The House of Fame" is in a sense Chaucer's creative manifesto, centred on 'Fame' as the goddess of language, myth and poetry, with poets as her prophets. In this poem, he defines many of the themes - love and nature, order and disorder, fortune and chance, reality and appearance - which occupied him in his other works. Here he deals with them directly rather than obliquely, revealing the formative influences behind his own imaginary world and mythology.


Chaucer and the Making of Optical Space - 2844393141

297,35 zł

Chaucer and the Making of Optical Space Verlag Peter Lang

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The author links Chaucer's writings with the medieval optical tradition in its various forms (scholastic texts, encyclopedias, exempla, vernacular poetry) both in general cultural terms and through the discussion of specific examples. He shows how the science of optics, or perspectiva, provides an account of spatial perception, including visual error, and demonstrates how these aspects of optical theory impact on Chaucer's poetry. He provides detailed and sustained analysis of the spatial content of narratives across the range of Chaucer's works, relating them to optical ideas and making use of Lefebvre's theory of the production of space. The texts discussed include the Book of the Duchess, House of Fame, Knight's Tale, Miller's Tale, Reeve's Tale, Merchant's Tale, Squire's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde.


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