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Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love: A Comparative Study of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales (N S Thompson) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1999) 9780198186465
Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love: A Comparative Study of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales (N S Thompson) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1999) 9780198186465
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Title: Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the Debate of Love: A Comparative Study of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales

Author: Thompson, N S

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780198186465

Volumes: 1; Pages: 368

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In this study, Thompson explores the links between the two most popular collections of medieval narrative. Looking at the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales in their entirety, Thompson reveals many surprising similarities--ranging from the way they discuss fiction to their treatment of it--which have, until now, remained unnoticed.Table of ContentsIntroductionDiversity, Choice and MeanReading the SignsThe Literary DebateThe Autonomy of FictionThe Comic tales: Fabliaux or Novelle?The Romances: Noble and Ignoble LoveThe Three GriseldasConclusionBibliographyIndex
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