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Chaucers Women: Nuns, Wives and Amazons Priscilla Martin

Chaucers Women: Nuns, Wives and Amazons

Priscilla Martin

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ISBN : 9781283652049
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271 pages
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In this challenging study Priscilla Martin investigates the subjects of women, sex and gender in Chaucers poetry. She argues convincingly that these are Chaucers major subjects and that he presents them as an area of human experience fraught withMoreIn this challenging study Priscilla Martin investigates the subjects of women, sex and gender in Chaucers poetry. She argues convincingly that these are Chaucers major subjects and that he presents them as an area of human experience fraught with problems. Women, instead of producing texts and meanings themselves, are trapped in the books and meanings of others, and so the Madonna and the courtly heroine, the nun and the wife, are familiar but questionable images of constructed femininity. ...an intelligent, sensitive, fresh and close reading which focuses upon Chaucers women ... unconventional and subtle - John J.McGavin, Times Higher Education Supplement