The Resource "The sins of Madame Eglentyne", and other essays on Chaucer, Richard Rex

"The sins of Madame Eglentyne", and other essays on Chaucer, Richard Rex

Label
"The sins of Madame Eglentyne", and other essays on Chaucer
Title
"The sins of Madame Eglentyne", and other essays on Chaucer
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rex
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The essays in this single-author collection are principally concerned with Madame Eglentyne, the demure and elegant prioress depicted in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Richard Rex contends that how we think about Chaucer as a Christian depends largely on our interpretation of the Prioress's Tale, which in turn is linked to the brilliant portrait of Madame Eglentyne in the General Prologue. While each essay can stand alone in that Rex has approached Madame Eglentyne and her tale with a number of different considerations in mind, together they contribute to our understanding of this Canterbury pilgrim in important ways. Scholars lament the fact that Chaucer refrains from stating opinions - that he seems to have no axes to grind, never chooses sides, and always defers to the authority of others. In the Prioress's Tale, however, Chaucer reveals more of his moral thought than in any of his other works, for in this tale he juxtaposes the theme of martyrdom and vengeance with Christ's crucifixion and the concept of charity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rex, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1868.P55
LC item number
R49 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • Antisemitism in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Nuns in literature
Label
"The sins of Madame Eglentyne", and other essays on Chaucer, Richard Rex
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-194) and index
Contents
Chaucer and the Jews -- Chaucer's censured ballads -- Pastiche as irony in the Prioress's Prologue and Tale -- Wild horses, justice, and charity in the Prioress's tale -- "Grey" eyes and the medieval ideal of feminine beauty -- Why the Prioress's gauds are green -- Why the Prioress sings through her nose -- Madame Eglentyne and the bankside brothels -- The sins of Madame Eglentyne
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780874135671
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94048358
System control number
  • 1151575-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1151575
  • (Sirsi) o31776362
  • (OCoLC)31776362
Label
"The sins of Madame Eglentyne", and other essays on Chaucer, Richard Rex
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-194) and index
Contents
Chaucer and the Jews -- Chaucer's censured ballads -- Pastiche as irony in the Prioress's Prologue and Tale -- Wild horses, justice, and charity in the Prioress's tale -- "Grey" eyes and the medieval ideal of feminine beauty -- Why the Prioress's gauds are green -- Why the Prioress sings through her nose -- Madame Eglentyne and the bankside brothels -- The sins of Madame Eglentyne
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780874135671
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94048358
System control number
  • 1151575-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1151575
  • (Sirsi) o31776362
  • (OCoLC)31776362

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