Chaucer s Humor

Chaucer's best and deepest humour occurs in parts of his work that are dramatic in everything but form. (“On Writers and Writing”) George Saintsbury's 1908 discussion reaffirms, and in fact reinvigorates, previous evaluations of ...

Chaucer s Humor

Author: Jean E. Jost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000681319

Page: 530

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Originally published in 1994. Chaucer is considered the first major humorist in English literature and is particularly interesting as he reflects the humor of predecessors and contemporaries as well as defines development for subsequent British humor. This collection presents essays that define the nature of Chaucerian humor, examine Chaucer’s works from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and consider genres of humor within his writing. This is an excellent work of critical discourse that adds important understanding of Chaucer as well as the field of comedy in literature.

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