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dc.contributor.editorSeaman, Myra
dc.contributor.editorJoy, Eileen A.
dc.contributor.editorMasciandaro, Nicola
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:44:21Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:44:21Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier1004498
dc.identifierOCN: 945782696en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25597
dc.description.abstractAlthough widely beloved for its playfulness and comic sensibility, Chaucer’s poetry is also subtly shot through with dark moments that open into obscure and irresolvably haunting vistas, passages into which one might fall head-first and never reach the abyssal bottom, scenes and events where everything could possibly go horribly wrong or where everything that matters seems, if even momentarily, altogether and irretrievably lost. And then sometimes, things really do go wrong. Opting to dilate rather than cordon off this darkness, this volume assembles a variety of attempts to follow such moments into their folds of blackness and horror, to chart their endless sorrows and recursive gloom, and to take depth soundings in the darker recesses of the Chaucerian lakes in order to bring back palm- or bite-sized pieces (black jewels) of bitter Chaucer that could be shared with others . . . an “assortment,” if you will. Not that this collection finds only emptiness and non-meaning in these caves and lakes. You never know what you will discover in the dark.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
dc.subject.otherChaucer
dc.subject.otherliterary criticism
dc.subject.othersarkness
dc.subject.otherpoetry
dc.subject.othermedieval
dc.titleDark Chaucer: An Assortment
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0018.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy979dc044-00ee-4ea2-affc-b08c5bd42d13
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages224
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY
oapen.identifier.ocn945782696


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