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The Resource American Chaucers, Candace Barrington

American Chaucers, Candace Barrington

Label
American Chaucers
Title
American Chaucers
Statement of responsibility
Candace Barrington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Soon after their nation's independence, Americans began remaking Chaucer into their own image. In the 1800s, publishers included bowdlerized Chaucers in parlor-room anthologies to exploit middle-class desires to appear well informed. Before WWI, dramatist Percy MacKaye adapted Chaucer to promote progressive ideals. After the war, James Hall deployed his reading of Chaucer to refract his prisoner of war experience. Until the Depression, women and Chaucer to circumvent educational barriers. Finally, a 2001 film adopted Chaucer to advocate calculated risk-taking, a quintessential American value. Together these popular appropriations tell the tale of Chaucer's pilgrimage from the books of England to the American marketplace."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrington, Candace
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1915.U65
LC item number
B37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The New Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • American literature
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
American Chaucers, Candace Barrington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A study of Chaucer's appearances in American popular culture over the past 200 years
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Popular audiences, America, and Chaucer -- In the parlor with Esq. Geoffrey Chaucer -- Sir Geoffrey, Percy MacKaye, and civic art -- Flying with the poet -- Geoffrey and the American flapper -- Fightin' and rockin' with Geoff -- Postscript: Choosing Chaucers
Control code
78790640
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781403965158
Lccn
2007001433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)78790640
Label
American Chaucers, Candace Barrington
Publication
Note
A study of Chaucer's appearances in American popular culture over the past 200 years
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Popular audiences, America, and Chaucer -- In the parlor with Esq. Geoffrey Chaucer -- Sir Geoffrey, Percy MacKaye, and civic art -- Flying with the poet -- Geoffrey and the American flapper -- Fightin' and rockin' with Geoff -- Postscript: Choosing Chaucers
Control code
78790640
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9781403965158
Lccn
2007001433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)78790640

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