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Desiring Discourse The Literature of Love, Ovid Through Chaucer by James J. Paxson

Desiring Discourse The Literature of Love, Ovid Through Chaucer


Desiring Discourse The Literature of Love, Ovid Through Chaucer by James J. Paxson

These essays treat the use of Ovidian themes, texts and tropes in medieval Latin, Old French and in the writings of Boccaccio and Chaucer. They address the social and rhetorical construction of desire in amatory literature while they investigate the usage and value of contemporary critical theory.

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Publication date

30th November 1998


James J. Paxson

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Susquehanna University Press an imprint of Associated University Presses


239 pages


Literary studies: general
Literary studies: poetry & poets



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