Chaucer's Italian tradition / Warren Ginsberg.

"Chaucer was the only English poet of his day who visited Italy and created poems based on works by its most renowned authors. In his latest book, Warren Ginsberg explores what he calls Chaucer's "Italian tradition," a discourse that emerges when we view the social institutions a...

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Main Author: Ginsberg, Warren, 1949-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2002], ©2002.
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Summary:"Chaucer was the only English poet of his day who visited Italy and created poems based on works by its most renowned authors. In his latest book, Warren Ginsberg explores what he calls Chaucer's "Italian tradition," a discourse that emerges when we view the social institutions and artistic modes that shaped Chaucer's reception of Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch as translations of the different conventions and practices that related these poets to each other in Italy. While offering a fresh look at one of England's great literary figures, this book addresses important questions about the dynamics of cross-cultural translation and the formation of tradition."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:xiv, 297 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index.
ISBN:0472112341 (cloth : acid-free paper)
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