Dream Visions and Other Poems Paperback – Dec 1 2006
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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 tradition the use of everyday English rather than the literary French and Latin, which were common in written works of the time. Chaucer s best-known and most imitated works include The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess, and The House of Fame.
Kathryn L. Lynch is Katharine Lee Bates and Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English at Wellesley College. She is the author of The High Medieval Dream Vision: Poetry, Philosophy, and Literary Form and Chaucer s Philosophical Dream Visions and editor of Chaucer s Cultural Geography. Her articles have appeared in, among other publications, The Chaucer Review, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, and Speculum.
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