“Offers a welcome vade mecum to the Chaucer reader, no matter if a scholar or instructor. Impressively interweaving a life of educating Chaucer with a deep wisdom of his texts, Pugh compresses into one elegantly written, narrow instruction manual the fundamental Chaucer. a school direction in a booklet! and never a lifeless second in it.”—Jane likelihood, writer of The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women
“Offers transparent synopses of the poet’s whole corpus, an enticing description of Chaucer’s lifestyles and occasions, a trenchant research of his resources, a fascinating overview of his relation to modern poets, and a provocative attention of his next effect upon English literature, together with our personal (post-) glossy pop-culture. Pugh is especially insightful relating to issues of style and gender. His advent to Chaucer serves as either a decent, brilliant handbook for brand spanking new scholars of center English in addition to a very good evaluation textual content for all proven fans of Chaucer.”—William A. Quinn, writer of Chaucer’s Rehersynges
“Focusing on style thought and modern cultural connections, Pugh has produced a clean and stimulating advent to Chaucer’s oeuvre.”—Kathleen Forni, writer of The Chaucerian Apocrypha
“Always attractive and lucid, An creation to Geoffrey Chaucer may help even newbies comprehend and relish the poet’s writing.”—David Raybin, coeditor of Chaucer: modern Approaches
Geoffrey Chaucer is generally thought of the daddy of English literature. This advent starts with a evaluation of his existence and the cultural milieu of fourteenth-century England after which expands into analyses of such significant works as The Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Criseyde, and, after all, the Canterbury Tales, analyzing them along a variety of lesser-known verses.
Tison Pugh, professor of English on the college of valuable Florida, is the writer of numerous books, together with Queering Medieval Genres.