Canterbury Tales (Paperback)

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By Geoffrey Chaucer, David Wright (Translator)
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David Wright's prose version of Chaucer's classic.

About the Author

Often referred to as the father of English poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer was a fourteenth-century philosopher, alchemist, astrologer, bureaucrat, diplomat, and author of many significant poems. Chaucer s writing was influential in English literary tradition, as it introduced new rhyming schemes and helped develop the vernacular traditionthe use of everyday Englishrather than the literary French and Latin, which were common in written works of the time. Chaucer s best-knownand most imitatedworks include The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess, and The House of Fame.

David Wright is Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Illinois. The recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award, he has written for The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, and the African American Review. David Zoby teaches at Casper College in
Wyoming. His work has appeared in The Southern Poetry Review, the Georgia State Review, and elsewhere.

Praise For…

The Canterbury Tales was written . . . during what the Middle Ages would have considered Chaucer’s old age . . . It is a quite astonishing production . . . [He was] free to experiment with narrative in a more audacious way, to challenge orthodoxies old and yet to be formulated, and to explore, exploit, enrich and subvert all the many available kinds of medieval story.” –from the Introduction by Derek Pearsall

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394702933
ISBN-10: 039470293X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: July 12th, 1965
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics