The Prioress s Tale

maintains that Chaucer wrote the Prioress's Tale as a satire on childish legends ( Brandl 1893 ) . He is as far from showing disrespect for the story as for the devout lady who tells it . And when the miracle was related even the ruder ...

The Prioress s Tale

Part Twenty Of all Chaucer’s tales in the Canterbury Group, The Prioress’s Tale of the Virgin Mary and the murdered child ranks among the most popular and surely the most admired for its artistry. Nonetheless, it has encountered its fair share of somewhat hostile criticism on purely social and cultural grounds, owing in part to a negative evaluation of the Prioress herself (she is seen by some as a shallow person who does not recognize the harmful implications of her utterances), in part to the anti-Semitic cast of the tale. Beverly Boyd’s tough-minded, crisp approach to the tale enables her to present an overview of the great diversity of scholarship in both the sympathetic and hostile approaches to the work; to examine its strongest ingredients, the liturgical borrowings that form a kind of subtext; and thus to offer a balanced view of one of Chaucer’s most carefully crafted poems. Her examination of the sources and analogues, of Miracles of the Virgin, of considerations of style and structure, along with a full treatment of the textual tradition of the Prioress’s Sequence and an unusually full corpus of explanatory notes, taken together, provide a rich and complete edition of the tale, one that will prove to be of exceptional value for the teacher and the scholar.

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The Prioress's Tale
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Part Twenty Of all Chaucer’s tales in the Canterbury Group, The Prioress’s Tale of the Virgin Mary and the murdered child ranks among the most popular and surely the most admired for its artistry. Nonetheless, it has encountered its fair share of somewhat hostile criticism on purely social and cultural
Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales
Language: en
Pages: 824
Authors: Robert M. Correale
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: DS Brewer

Long-awaited companion to the highly acclaimed first volume.
The Critics and the Prioress
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Heather Blurton, Hannah Johnson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-19 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

The Critics and the Prioress: A Retrospective -- Missing Sources, Text Networks, and Yonge Hugh of Lyncoln -- Quod She: Gender, Antisemitism, and Criticism -- Chaucer's First Critics: Reading the Prioress's Tale in the Fifteenth Century
The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Deanne Williams
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-18 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Deanne Williams traces the cultural legacy of the Norman Conquest in England from 1350 to 1600.
The Prioress' Prologue and Tale
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-30 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Prioress' Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.