The Resource Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson

Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson

Label
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales
Title
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love
Title remainder
a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales
Statement of responsibility
N.S. Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales have often been linked, this is the first ever major study of the two most popular medieval collections of framed narratives to examine the texts as a whole. The present study goes well beyond shared general similarities and the inconclusive search for source or analogue material in order to look at the internal dynamics of each text and the surprising similarities that emerge there in terms of theories of literature, authority and authorship and the particular reader response envisaged by their authors
  • 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 in the specific way that individual narratives are treated so as to create a labyrinthine web for the reader both to negotiate and to enjoy. This is the fullest attempt yet to demonstrate the weight of evidence linking Chaucer's work to the Decameron and to disprove the stance, take early this century, that Chaucer was not directly indebted to it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, N. S
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1874
LC item number
.T47 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Tales, Medieval
  • Debate poetry
  • Storytelling in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Love in literature
  • Littérature comparée
  • Pèlerinages chrétiens dans la littérature
  • Contes médiévaux
  • Débat (Littérature)
  • Art de conter dans la littérature
  • Narration
  • Rhétorique médiévale
  • Amour dans la littérature
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Debate poetry
  • Love in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Storytelling in literature
  • Tales, Medieval
  • The Canterbury Tales (Chaucer)
  • Decamerone (Boccaccio)
Label
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-349) 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
Diversity, choice, and mean -- Reading the signs -- The literary debate -- The autonomy of fiction -- The comic tales : fabliaux of novelle? -- The romances : noble and ignoble love -- The three Griseldas
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780198123781
Lccn
96014368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34553401
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553401
Label
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love : a comparative study of the Decameron and the Canterbury tales, N.S. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-349) 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
Diversity, choice, and mean -- Reading the signs -- The literary debate -- The autonomy of fiction -- The comic tales : fabliaux of novelle? -- The romances : noble and ignoble love -- The three Griseldas
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780198123781
Lccn
96014368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34553401
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553401

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