The Resource Chaucer and his readers : imagining the author in late-medieval England, Seth Lerer

Chaucer and his readers : imagining the author in late-medieval England, Seth Lerer

Label
Chaucer and his readers : imagining the author in late-medieval England
Title
Chaucer and his readers
Title remainder
imagining the author in late-medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lerer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Challenging the view that the fifteenth century was the "Drab Age" of English literary history, Seth Lerer seeks to recover the late-medieval literary system that defined the canon of Chaucer's work and the canonical approaches to its understanding. Lerer shows how the poets, scribes, and printers of the period constructed Chaucer as the "poet laureate" and "father" of English verse. Chaucer appears throughout the fifteenth century as an adviser to kings and master of technique, and Lerer reveals the patterns of subjection, childishness, and inability that characterize the stance of Chaucer's imitators and his readers. In figures from the Canterbury Tales such as the abused Clerk, the boyish Squire, and the infantilized narrator of the "Tale of Sir Thopas," in the excuse-ridden narrator of Troilus and Criseyde, and in Chaucer's cursed Adam Scriveyn, the poet's inheritors found their oppressed personae. Through close readings of poetry from Lydgate to Skelton, detailed analysis of manuscript anthologies and early printed books, and inquiries into the political environments and the social contexts of bookmaking, Lerer charts the construction of a Chaucer unassailable in rhetorical prowess and political sanction, a Chaucer aureate and laureate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerer, Seth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1924
LC item number
.L38 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • English poetry
  • Authors and readers
  • Books and reading
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Receptie
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Écrivains et lecteurs
  • Livres et lecture
  • Esthétique de la réception
  • Esthétique médiévale
  • Receptie
  • Relations écrivains-lecteurs
  • Livres et lecture
  • Rezeption
  • Geschichte (1400-1500)
  • England
Label
Chaucer and his readers : imagining the author in late-medieval England, Seth Lerer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-302) 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
Writing Like the Clerk: Laureate poets and the Aureate World -- Reading Like the Squire: Chaucer, Lydgate, Clanvowe, and the Fifteenth-Century Anthology -- Reading Like A Child: Advisory Aesthetics and Scribal Revision in the Canterbury Tales -- The Complaints of Adam Scriveyn: John Shirley and the Canonicity of Chaucer's Short Poems -- At Chaucer's Tomb: Laureation and Paternity in Caxton's Criticism -- Impressions of Idenity: Print, Poetry, and Fame in Hawes and Skelton
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780691068114
Lccn
92033454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26806643
  • (OCoLC)ocm26806643
Label
Chaucer and his readers : imagining the author in late-medieval England, Seth Lerer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-302) 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
Writing Like the Clerk: Laureate poets and the Aureate World -- Reading Like the Squire: Chaucer, Lydgate, Clanvowe, and the Fifteenth-Century Anthology -- Reading Like A Child: Advisory Aesthetics and Scribal Revision in the Canterbury Tales -- The Complaints of Adam Scriveyn: John Shirley and the Canonicity of Chaucer's Short Poems -- At Chaucer's Tomb: Laureation and Paternity in Caxton's Criticism -- Impressions of Idenity: Print, Poetry, and Fame in Hawes and Skelton
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780691068114
Lccn
92033454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26806643
  • (OCoLC)ocm26806643

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