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The legacy of Apollo : antiquity, authority and Chaucerian poetics, Jamie C. Fumo

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The legacy of Apollo : antiquity, authority and Chaucerian poetics
Title
The legacy of Apollo
Title remainder
antiquity, authority and Chaucerian poetics
Statement of responsibility
Jamie C. Fumo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'The Legacy of Apollo is one of the most important books on Chaucer in recent years. Wide-ranging and elegant, Jamie Fumo's work provides an important recontextualization of Chaucer's narrative persona in neglected classical and medieval traditions.'-Michael Kensak, Department of English, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa
  • 'The wonderful breadth of Jamie Fumo's engaging examination of classical forms in the Middle Ages offers valuable new interpretations of Chaucer's work and rare -insight into medieval tropes of narrative authority.'-Suzanne Yeager, Department of English, Fordham University
  • Apollo, the classical god of poetry, truth, light, and the healing arts, held a special fascination for poets and scholars in the late-medieval period. As the English vernacular gained literary prestige in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, poets harnessed the precedent and authority of classical antiquity in order to grant themselves historical legitimacy. Uniquely positioned at the junctures of Latin and vernacular, pagan and Christian, human and divine, the figure of Apollo emerged as an impetus for change in the period's creative re-conceptualization of artistic identity and poetic inheritance
  • In The Legacy of Apollo, Jamie C. Fumo presents a series of connected readings of classical and medieval texts that shape the god's pre-modern legacy. By examining Ovid's Metamorphoses and its commentaries, Virgil's Aeneid, mythographic manuals and iconography, popular sermons, saints' lives, and a range of Chaucerian works, Fumo innovatively brings the fruits of current scholarly practices of intertextuality to a body of medieval subject matter. This wide-ranging work traces the resonances of Apollo up to the cusp of the early modern period and reveals the medieval development of a newly self-conscious poetics of inspiration in England. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
QE2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fumo, Jamie Claire
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1924
LC item number
.F86 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Apollo
  • English poetry
  • England
  • Apollo
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • POETRY
  • HISTORY
  • English poetry
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • England
Label
The legacy of Apollo : antiquity, authority and Chaucerian poetics, Jamie C. Fumo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apollo as human god: Ovid and medieval Ovidianism -- The medieval Apollo: classical authority and Christian hermeneutics -- Imperial Apollo: from Virgil's Rome to Chaucer's Troy -- Fragmentary Apollo: The squire's tale, The franklin's tale, and Chaucerian self-fashioning -- Domestic Apollo: crises of truth in The manciple's tale
Control code
755883015
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442641709
Lccn
2010537341
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jx5dw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755883015
Label
The legacy of Apollo : antiquity, authority and Chaucerian poetics, Jamie C. Fumo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apollo as human god: Ovid and medieval Ovidianism -- The medieval Apollo: classical authority and Christian hermeneutics -- Imperial Apollo: from Virgil's Rome to Chaucer's Troy -- Fragmentary Apollo: The squire's tale, The franklin's tale, and Chaucerian self-fashioning -- Domestic Apollo: crises of truth in The manciple's tale
Control code
755883015
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442641709
Lccn
2010537341
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jx5dw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755883015

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