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This is a wide-ranging and detailed study of English narrative verse in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Piero Boitani describes and analyses the undisputed masterpieces of narrative (such as the works of the Gawain poet, Langland, Gower and Chaucer), as well as the anonymous romances and specimens of religious and comic narrative which form the background to the better-known poems. The book is divided by literary genres or structural systems: chapters on the religious, comic and romance traditions are followed by a discussion of dream and visionary narratives and a chapter on story collections including those of Gower. The rest of the book is devoted to Chaucer, who mastered all these types.
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In this detailed study of English narrative verse the author describes and analyses the undisputed masterpieces of narrative (such as the works of the Gawain poet, Langland, Gower and Chaucer), as well as anonymous romances and specimens of religious and comic narrative which form the background to more well-known poems.About the Author:
Piero Boitani is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. He is the author of many volumes including The Tragic and the Sublime in Medieval Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1989), The Shadow of Ulysses. Figures of a Myth (1994) and The Bible and its Rewritings (1999).
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