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THE CANTERBURY TALES by Geoffrey Chaucer
September 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
featuring Harry Cushman, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
As the author of The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer is, next to Shakespeare, perhaps the most famous English poet, and has been called “The Father of English Poetry.” — Westminster Abbey
“In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce.” — Penguin Classics
“The [Broadview Press] text hews closely to the Ellesmere Manuscript, making it useful for discussions of manuscript contexts of The Canterbury Tales. And both students and teachers will find the materials that frame the poem to be valuable aids in its study; the introduction offers a concise history of Chaucer and the reception of his work while the excerpted source texts that follow the poem are well chosen and provide crucial context.” — Timothy Stinson, North Carolina State University
Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, September 5, 12, and 19
Cost: $55, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home
This is a hybrid program held at Flyleaf Books. A very limited number of virtual seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
Register online or call us at 919.962.1544.
Due to the nature of the reading groups, refunds are not available.