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The Flight from Desire: Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer

The Flight from Desire: Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer (Hardback)

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This book reformulates the master narrative of erotic discourse in medieval literature. Individual chapters offer fresh readings of the nature and claims of erotic attachments in Abelard and Heloise, Marie de France, Jean de Meun, Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer - writers profoundly influenced by Augustine and Ovid.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 01/04/2006 ISBN-13: 9781403964113  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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ROBERT R. EDWARDS is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. A Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, he is the former editor-in-chief of Comparative Literature Studies, and served as Professor and Chairof English at the University of Buffalo. His previous books include Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity, The Dream of Chaucer: Representation and Reflection in Chaucer's Early Narratives, and The Montecassino Passion and the Poetics of Medieval Drama. He has edited John Lydgate's Siege of Thebes and selections from Lydgate's Troy Book and collections of essays dealing with love and marriage in the Middle Ages and the contexts of Middle English literature.

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