Canterbury Tales: VERY SELECTIVE


  • Canterbury Tales in General
    • Cooper, Helen. Oxford Guides to Chaucer: the Canterbury Tales. Oxford: Clarendon, 1989. Resv
    • Pearsall, Derek. The Canterbury Tales. London: Allen & Unwin, 1985. Resv
  • "General Prologue"
    • Bowden, Muriel. A Commentary on the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales. 2nd ed. New York: MacMillan, 1967. Resv
    • Mann, Jill. Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1973. Resv
  • "Knight's Tale"
    • see Cooper, at the end of each section of her chapter "The Knight's Tale" in Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, pp. 61-91.
    • Keen, Maurice. "Chaucer's Knight, the English Aristocracy and the Crusade" in English Court Culture in the Later Middle Ages. Ed. V.J. Scattergood and J.W. Sherborne. London 1983. 45-62. (Cooper OxfGdCT 36 thinks that Keen "sets out the historical evidence for the high regard in which the crusades were held in the late fourteenth centurh. In doing so he disproves the argument that the portrait is ironic, put forward in the tendentious--and seductive--Chaucer's Knight: The portrait of a Medieval Mercenary by Terry Jones (London 1980)."
    • Keen, Maurice. "Chaucer's Knight, the English Aristocracy and the Crusade" in English Court Culture in the Later Middle Ages. Ed. V.J. Scattergood and J.W. Sherborne. London 1983. 45-62.
      • (Cooper, Oxford Guide to CT p. 36 thinks that Keen "sets out the historical evidence for the high regard in which the crusades were held in the late fourteenth centurh. In doing so he disproves the argument that the portrait is ironic, put forward in the tendentious--and seductive--Chaucer's Knight: The portrait of a Medieval Mercenary by Terry Jones (London 1980)."
    • Curry, Walter Clyde. Chaucer and the Medieval Sciences. See 119-23.
    • Brooks, Douglas and Alastair Fowler. "The Meaning of Chaucer's 'Knight's Tale'." MAE 29 (1971): 123-46.
    • North, John David. Chaucer's Universe. Oxford: Clarendon, 1988. See esp. Chapter 12, "The Knight's Tale," 402-21.
    • Kolve, V.A. Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative: The First Five Canterbury Tales. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1984. See Chapter 3, "The Knight's Tale and its Setting: the Prison/Garden and the Tournament Amphitheatre," 58-157.
    • Kaske, R.E. "The Knights Interruption of the Monk's Tale." ELH 24 (1957): 249-68.
    • Schweitzer, Edward C. "Fate and Freedom in The Knight's Tale." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 3 (1981): 13-45. [A view contrary to Kaske's, which I find unconvincing.]
  • On the Fabliaux
    • Benson, Larry D. and Theodore M. Andersson. The Literary Context of Chaucer's Fabliaux: Texts and Translations. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1971.
    • Beyer, Jrgen. Schwank und Moral: Untersuchungen zum altfranz”sischen Fabliau und verwandten Formen. Heidelberg: Winter, 1969.
    • Muscatine, Charles. The Old French Fabliaux. New Haven: Yale UP, 1986.
    • Nykrog, Per. Les Fabliaux: ‚tude d'histoire litt‚raire et de stylistique m‚di‚vale. Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1957.
    • Olson, Glending. "The Medieval Theory of Literature for Refreshment and its Use in the Fabliau Tradition." SP 71 (1974): 291-313.
    • Rychner, Jean. Contributions … l'‚tude des fabliaux: variantes, remaniements, d‚gradations. Geneva: Droz, 1960.
    • Wenzel, Siegfried. "The Joyous Art of Preaching; or, the Preacher and the Fabliau." Anglia 97 (1979): 304-325.
    • On literary and cultural context
      • Wilson, R.M. "Tales and Fables." Early Middle English Literature. 3rd ed. London: Methuen, 1968. 231-49.
      • Pearsall, Derek. "The friars' miscellanies." Old English and Middle English Poetry. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1977. 94-102.
    • Translations
      • Farrar, C.P. and A.P. Evans. Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources. New York: Columbia UP, 1946.
      • Ferguson, Mary Anne Heyward. Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources, 1943-67. New York: Columbia UP, 1974.
  • on the Order of the Canterbury Tales
    • For an overview, see The Riverside Chaucer, 1120-21.
    • Benson, Larry D. "The Order of the Canterbury Tales." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 3 (1981): 77-120.
    • Cooper, Helen. "The Ordering of the Canterbury Tales." The Structure of The Canterbury Tales. London: Duckworth, 1983.
    • Donaldson, E.T. "The Ordering of the Canterbury Tales." Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies: Essays in Honor of Francis Lee Utley. Ed. Jerome Mandel and Bruce A. Rosenberg. New Jersey: ?, 1970.
    • Doyle, A.I. and M.B. Parkes. "The production of the Canterbury Tales and the Confessio Amantis in the early fifteenth century." Medieval Scribes,Manuscripts and Libraries: Essays presented to N.R. Ker. Ed. M.B. Parkes and Andrew G. Watson. London: ?, 1978.
    • Manly, John M. and Edith Rickert. "(on the order of CT as in MSS)." The Text of the Canterbury Tales. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1940.
    • Pearsall, Derek. "Plan and Order." The Canterbury Tales. London: Allen & Unwin, 1985. Resv
    • Pratt, Robert A. "The Order of the Canterbury Tales." PMLA 66 (1951): 1141-67.
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