Chaucer and the mystics : the Canterbury tales and the genre of devotional prose / Robert Boenig

Author(s): Boenig, Robert, 1948-
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Subjects: Canterbury tales
English prose literature--Middle English, 1100-1500--History and criticism
Devotional literature, English (Middle)--History and criticism
Christian literature, English (Middle)--History and criticism
Mysticism--England--History--Middle Ages, 500-1500
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
Mysticism in literature
Literary form
Chaucer, Geoffrey, Canterbury tales
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Canterbury tales
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400--Religion
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Lewisburg, Pa. : Bucknell University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1995
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 231 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments 6
1. Introduction 9
Chaucer and the Genre of Devotional Prose 10
Pseudo-Dionysius and His Followers 14
The Middle English Mystics 24
2. Experience and Authority 30
Margery and Alice 30
The Parson 37
Pertelote's Dreams and the Reeve's Horse 46
3. Comic Tales 50
The Miller's Tale 50
The Friar and the Summoner 58
4. The Prioress's Tale 71
The Prioress and the Women Mystics 72
Doubled Language and a Grain on the Tongue 93
5. Good Women 102
The Man of Law's Tale 103
The Clerk's Tale 114
The Second Nun's Tale 123
6. Other Women 130
The Merchant's Tale 130
The Franklin's Tale 138
The Shipman's Tale 144
The Manciple's Tale 151
7. Chaucer Himself 157
Sir Thopas 157
The Tale of Melibee 165
The Retraction 169
Silence 173
Notes 175
Bibliography 203
Index 222
Notes: LCCN: 94033130
ISBN: 0838752888 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-221) and index
OCLC Number: 30976646
ISBN/ISSN: 0838752888