Chaucer and the Poets by Winthrop Wetherbee - PDF and EPUB eBook

4.2 from 31 reviews

In this sensitive reading of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer's...

Looking for chaucer and the poets pdf to download for free? Use our file search system, download the e-book for computer, smartphone or online reading.

Search & Download

Details of Chaucer and the Poets

Exact title of the book
Chaucer and the Poets
Book author
Winthrop Wetherbee
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
256 pages
Language
English
Published
November 1st 2016 by Cornell University Press
File size (in PDF)
1024 kB
Chaucer and the Poets

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.