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How to Study Chaucer : Palgrave Study Guides:literature - Robert Pope

How to Study Chaucer

Palgrave Study Guides:literature

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Published: 6th October 2000
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In this fresh edition of his tried-and-tested guide, Rob Pope continues to help students get to grips with Chaucer--all the way from the first tentative encounters with the language to sophisticated critical and historical engagement with Chaucer's narrative art in context. All the commonly studied tales are featured, and each is approached through a series of clear and well-defined steps. In addition to guidance on 'translating' and interpreting Chaucer, there are new sections reviewing key terms and arguments in contemporary critical debates. This is a practical, authoritative, and enjoyable handbook that brings the study of Chaucer up-to-date.

General editors' prefacep. ix
Acknowledgements and note on referencesp. x
Getting startedp. 1
Who (or what) is 'Chaucer'?p. 1
How to read five lines of Chaucerp. 2
Four Chaucers: the man, the works, the narrator and the examp. 5
Studying The General Prologue to The Canterbury Talesp. 22
How to study The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Talep. 46
Study frameworks for The Canterbury Talesp. 74
The Miller's Talep. 74
The Pardoner's Prologue and Talep. 84
The Nun's Priest's Talep. 93
The Merchant's Talep. 97
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Talep. 103
The Clerk's Talep. 110
The Franklin's Prologue and Talep. 114
Further study frameworksp. 121
The Reeve's Talep. 121
The Prioress's Prologue and Talep. 127
The Friar's Talep. 133
The Summoner's Talep. 138
The Parliament of Fowls and the 'Dream Poems'p. 144
Troilus and Criseydep. 151
Writing an essay on Chaucerp. 163
Common topics and current debatesp. 172
Authors and authority, experience and expertise, knowledge and powerp. 172
Irony and satire, comedy and carnivalp. 179
Narrative and rhetoric, structures and strategiesp. 186
Speakers and audiences: monologue, dialogue and dramatic 'voice'p. 195
Women and men: sex, love and marriagep. 202
Further readingp. 215
The 'top 100' most commonly misunderstood words in Chaucerp. 219
Indexp. 222
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ISBN: 9780333762837
ISBN-10: 0333762835
Series: Palgrave Study Guides:literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 6th October 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 21.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised