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Rewriting Chaucer : culture, authority, and the idea of the authentic text, 1400-1602 / edited by Thomas A. Prendergast and Barbara Kline.

Contributor(s): Prendergast, Thomas A. (Thomas Augustine) | Kline, Barbara.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c1999Description: 301 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0814208118 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780814208113 (cloth : alk. paper); 0814250114 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780814250112 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Criticism, Textual | Transmission of texts -- History -- 16th century | Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- Editing | Manuscripts, English (Middle) -- Editing | Transmission of texts -- History -- To 1500Additional physical formats: Online version:: Rewriting Chaucer.; Online version:: Rewriting Chaucer.DDC classification: 821/.1 Other classification: 18.05
Contents:
Writing, authenticity, and the fabrication of the Chaucerian text / Thomas A. Prendergast -- Chaucer's Canterbury Tales-- politically corrected / John M. Bowers -- Creating comfortable boundaries : scribes, editors, and the invention of the Parson's Tale / Míċeál F. Vaughan -- Fifteenth-century Prioress's Tale and the problem of anti-semitism / Mary F. Godfrey -- Scribal agendas and the text of Chaucer's tales in British Library MS Harley 7333 / Barbara Kline -- Geoffrey Chaucer and other contributors to the Treatise on the Astrolabe / Edgar Laird -- Bodleian MS Arch. Selden. B. 24 and the "Scotticization" of Middle English verse / Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards -- Scottish Chaucer, misogynist Chaucer / Carolyn Ives and David Parkinson -- Rewriting of the Wife of Bath's Prologue in Cambridge Dd.4.24 / Beverly Kennedy -- Influence of printed editions and manuscripts on the canon of William Thynne's Canterbury Tales / Robert Costomiris -- Chaucer's doppelgänger : Thomas Usk and the reformation of Chaucer / Thomas A. Prendergast -- Discourses of affinity in the reading communities of Geoffrey Chaucer / Stephanie Trigg.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Writing, authenticity, and the fabrication of the Chaucerian text / Thomas A. Prendergast -- Chaucer's Canterbury Tales-- politically corrected / John M. Bowers -- Creating comfortable boundaries : scribes, editors, and the invention of the Parson's Tale / Míċeál F. Vaughan -- Fifteenth-century Prioress's Tale and the problem of anti-semitism / Mary F. Godfrey -- Scribal agendas and the text of Chaucer's tales in British Library MS Harley 7333 / Barbara Kline -- Geoffrey Chaucer and other contributors to the Treatise on the Astrolabe / Edgar Laird -- Bodleian MS Arch. Selden. B. 24 and the "Scotticization" of Middle English verse / Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards -- Scottish Chaucer, misogynist Chaucer / Carolyn Ives and David Parkinson -- Rewriting of the Wife of Bath's Prologue in Cambridge Dd.4.24 / Beverly Kennedy -- Influence of printed editions and manuscripts on the canon of William Thynne's Canterbury Tales / Robert Costomiris -- Chaucer's doppelgänger : Thomas Usk and the reformation of Chaucer / Thomas A. Prendergast -- Discourses of affinity in the reading communities of Geoffrey Chaucer / Stephanie Trigg.

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CHOICE Review

Prendergast and Kline have collected 11 engaging essays that examine various aspects of Chaucer's poetry, both in manuscript and in print. John Bowers suggests that Chaucer chose to write, change, or omit sections of the Canterbury Tales according to the treacherous political shifts of 1390s England. Miceal Vaughan discusses the piecemeal composition of "The Parson's Tale." Mary Godfrey explores the attitude toward " The Prioress's Tale" in the 15th century and the changing attitude toward antisemitism in the tale and society in general. Barbara Kline focuses on British Library MS Harley 7333 and concludes that in numerous cases Chaucer's first editors were his copyists, who changed what they disapproved of. Additional essays show how Scottish Chaucerians changed Chaucer into a misogynist, provide additional manuscript studies, and discuss how the Protestant reformers of the 16th century manipulated Chaucer's works in order to make him appear to be a proto-Reformation writer. Altogether a very welcome addition to Chaucer studies for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers. Faculty will find much valuable material that can be introduced into the classroom. L. L. Bronson; Central Michigan University

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