Chaucer and the Poets by Winthrop Wetherbee - PDF and EPUB eBook
In this sensitive reading of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer's...
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Details of Chaucer and the Poets
- Exact title of the book
- Chaucer and the Poets
- Book author
- Winthrop Wetherbee
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 256 pages
- November 1st 2016 by Cornell University Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 1024 kB
Some brief overview of book
In this sensitive reading of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer's poetic vision. Using as a starting point Chaucer's profound admiration for the achievement of Dante and the classical poets, Wetherbee sees the Troilus as much more than a courtly treatment of an event in ancient history-it is, he asserts, a major statement about the poetic tradition from which it emerges. Wetherbee demonstrates the evolution of the poet-narrator of the Troilus, who begins as a poet of romance, bound by the character's limited worldview, but who in the end becomes a poet capable of realizing the tragic and ultimately the spiritual implications of his story.