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Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love

A Comparative Study of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales

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Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love by N.S. Thompson
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AlthoughThe Decameron and The Canterbury Tales have often been linked, this is the first ever major study of the two most popular collections of medieval framed narratives to examine them both beyond shared general similarities and also to look at the search for individual analogue or source material, which has proved so inconclusive. Thus, the present study examines the texts and their internal dynamics primarily as a whole and reveals many surprising similarities which have hitherto remained unnoticed. The two collections are examined in the light of their literary diversity, their shape as a form of quodlibet debate, their discussion of literature and its autonomy using the oppositions of utile diletto and 'sentence' 'solaas', and the specific way that individual narratives are treated so as to create a labyrinthine web for the reader to both negotiate and enjoy.
Release date NZ
October 3rd, 1996
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
364
Dimensions
145x224x26
ISBN-13
9780198123781
Product ID
2247622

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