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The Resource Chaucer's jobs, David R. Carlson

Chaucer's jobs, David R. Carlson

Label
Chaucer's jobs
Title
Chaucer's jobs
Statement of responsibility
David R. Carlson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Geoffrey Chaucer was not a writer, primarily, but a privileged official place-holder. Prone to violence, including rape, assault, and extortion, the poet was employed first at domestic personal service and subsequently at police-work of various sorts, protecting the established order during a period of massive social upset. Chaucer's Jobs shows that the servile and disciplinary nature of the daily work Chaucer did was repeated in his poetry, which by turns flatters his aristocratic betters and deals out discipline to malcontent others. Carlson contends that it was this social-political quality of Chaucer's writings, not artistic merit, that made him the "Father of English Poetry.""--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, David R.
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1905
LC item number
.C37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Customs administration
  • Justices of the peace
  • Royal households
  • Public works
  • Professions in literature
  • Poets, English
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Chaucer's jobs, David R. Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-164) 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
1. Work. Domestic service -- The customs work -- Justice of the Peace -- Clerk of the King's works -- 2. Writing. The complaints -- Troilus and Criseyde -- The Canterbury Tales -- 3. Reception. Eustache Deschamps -- Thomas Usk's Testament of love -- Gower, Clanvowe, and Scogan -- Thomas Hoccleve
Control code
54407629
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781403966254
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004044433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Chaucer's jobs, David R. Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-164) 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
1. Work. Domestic service -- The customs work -- Justice of the Peace -- Clerk of the King's works -- 2. Writing. The complaints -- Troilus and Criseyde -- The Canterbury Tales -- 3. Reception. Eustache Deschamps -- Thomas Usk's Testament of love -- Gower, Clanvowe, and Scogan -- Thomas Hoccleve
Control code
54407629
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781403966254
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004044433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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