Chaucer's Humor: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Jean E. Jost

Published October 4, 2019
Reference - 526 Pages
ISBN 9780367357320 - CAT# K441823
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

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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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