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Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer (The Great Courses 304) (Audiobook) (Repost)

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Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer (The Great Courses 304) (Audiobook) (Repost)

Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer (The Great Courses 304) (Audiobook) By Professor Seth Lerer
1999 | 6 hours | ISBN: 1565857135 | MP3 64 kbps | 174 MB


Imagine a writer who is equally at home with romantic adventure and devotional meditation, or who brings the fullest measure of brilliance to ribald comedy and grave tragedy alike. Add a talent for creating unforgettable characters and keenly painting social relationships. Top it all off with a gift for expression so pure and scintillating that no less an authority than Edmund Spenser was moved to laud this writer's works as a "well of English pure and undefiled." Now you have Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400), one of our grandest and most enduring poets; an architect of our vocabulary and our literary style. By examining texts from his short love lyrics to the copious profusion of character and incident that is The Canterbury Tales, this course prepares you for the challenges of Chaucer's oeuvre, and provides an understanding of what makes him the "father" of English poetry. With Stanford University's award-winning Professor Seth Lerer, you plumb the richness and depth of Chaucer's poetry and explore his life, the range of his work, and his impact on English language and literature. You examine Chaucer in virtually all the varieties of literature available to him: