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Chaucer – A European Life

Book Specification

Binding Hardcover
Language English
Number Of Pages 624
Author Marion Turner
Publisher Princeton University Press
Isbn-10 0691160090
Isbn-13 9780691160092
Dimension 16.51*4.45*24.13

Chaucer – A European Life

Marion Turner's Chaucer – A European Life

A groundbreaking biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant's son became one of the most celebrated of all English poets More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the centre of political life--yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing diversity and innovative language earned Chaucer renown as the father of English literature. Marion Turner, however, reveals him as a great European writer and thinker. To understand his accomplishment, she reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer's adventurous life, focusing on the places and spaces that fired his imagination. Uncovering important new information about Chaucer's travels, private life, and the early circulation of his writings, this innovative biography documents a series of vivid episodes, moving from the commercial wharves of London to the frescoed chapels of Florence and the kingdom of Navarre, where Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side. The narrative recounts Chaucer's experiences as a prisoner of war in France, as a father visiting his daughter's nunnery, as a member of a chaotic Parliament, and as a diplomat in Milan, where he encountered the writings of Dante and Boccaccio. At the same time, the book offers a comprehensive exploration of Chaucer's writings, taking the reader to the Troy of Troilus and Criseyde, the gardens of the dream visions, and the peripheries and thresholds of The Canterbury Tales. By exploring the places Chaucer visited, the buildings he inhabited, the Books he read, and the art and objects he saw, this landmark biography tells the extraordinary story of how a wine merchant's son became the poet of The Canterbury Tales.
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Why you should read Chaucer – A European Life by Marion Turner

This book has been written by Marion Turner, who has written books like Chaucer – A European Life,Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London (Oxford English Monographs). The books are written in Biographies & Autobiographies,History category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : Biographies & Autobiographies. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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Chaucer – A European Life Hardcover English
Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London (Oxford English Monographs) Hardcover English

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