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Essays on Chaucerian Irony

Essays on Chaucerian Irony

Paperback

Series: Heritage

Literary CriticismGeneral Poetry

ISBN10: 0802065252
ISBN13: 9780802065254
Publisher: Univ Of Toronto Pr
Published: Jan 1 2014
Pages: 194
Weight: 0.64
Height: 0.45 Width: 6.00 Depth: 9.00
Language: English

These essays, written between 1937 and 1960, have remained classics of their kind. They include important discussions on irony--its native traditions and its occurrence in early English literature, an account of critics' appreciation of Chaucerian irony prior to this century, and a detailed examination of four of the Canterbury Tales. The illuminating analysis of the complex use of various kinds of irony in the Miller's Tale, the Friar's Tale, the Summoner's Tale, and the Manciple's Tale emphasizes aspects of Chaucer's art that are very acceptable to contemporary. As a result, these essays lead today's reader towards a fuller understanding of Chaucer's achievement.

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