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The Resource Geoffrey Chaucer : a new introduction, David Wallace

Geoffrey Chaucer : a new introduction, David Wallace

Label
Geoffrey Chaucer : a new introduction
Title
Geoffrey Chaucer
Title remainder
a new introduction
Statement of responsibility
David Wallace
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Geoffrey Chaucer is today enjoying a global renaissance. Why do poets, translators, and performers, from the mountains of Iran to the islands of Japan, find him so inspiring? In part this is down to the absolutely ground-breaking character of Chaucer's work. Not for nothing was he known as the Father of English Literature; his works were not just literary adventures, but also the first ever attempt to convince the world that poetry, science, tragedy, and astrology could all be explored through English, at a time when English writing commanded no prestige at a European level. Born in noisy dockside London, and then later a royal esquire, Chaucer was recognized by Westminster as a wily civil servant, a customs officer, but not as a poet. Only much later did his Westminister Abbey burial place became Poets' Corner, a national shrine. From Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, writers have revelled in Chaucer's unique expressive range: high tragedy and barnyard farce; religious allegory and sex up a pear tree; farts and the music of the heavenly spheres. Today new performers are imagining new Chaucers across the world. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
EUM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, David
Dewey number
821.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1924
LC item number
.W35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Geoffrey Chaucer : a new introduction, David Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-163) 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
  • Beginnings
  • Schoolrooms, science, female intuition
  • A life in poetry
  • Poetry at last: Troilus and Criseyde
  • Organizing, disorganizing: The Canterbury Tales
  • Something to believe in
  • Performance and new characters
Control code
973802983
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780198805069
Lccn
2017932615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973802983
Label
Geoffrey Chaucer : a new introduction, David Wallace
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-163) 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
  • Beginnings
  • Schoolrooms, science, female intuition
  • A life in poetry
  • Poetry at last: Troilus and Criseyde
  • Organizing, disorganizing: The Canterbury Tales
  • Something to believe in
  • Performance and new characters
Control code
973802983
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780198805069
Lccn
2017932615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973802983

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