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The Resource The neighboring text : Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson, George Edmondson

The neighboring text : Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson, George Edmondson

Label
The neighboring text : Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson
Title
The neighboring text
Title remainder
Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson
Statement of responsibility
George Edmondson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Edmondson analyzes the different ways that three canonical texts---Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde; its source, Boccaccio's Il Filostrato; and its fifteenth-century Scottish derivative, Robert Henryson's Testament of Cresseid---treat two figures, Troilus and Criseyde, and how those differences affect our understanding of literary history. He argues that what makes them neighboring texts is their shared concern with the subject of medieval Trojan historiography in general, and their very different treatments of Troilus in particular. At the same time, Edmondson supplements the medieval ideal of neighborliness with the psychoanalytic understanding of the neighbor as a figure both proximate and strange: at once the building block of community and its stumbling block. The result is a repositioning of the three works as a textual neighborhood---one in which the legendary history of Troy is transformed from the basis of imaginary national genealogies to a figure for the aggression and enjoyment, the conflicting gestures of identification and estrangement, that shape the neighbor relation
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Edmondson, George
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.H5
LC item number
E36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Henryson, Robert
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Transmission of texts
  • Historiography
  • Troilus (Legendary character) in literature
  • Trojan War
  • Cressida (Fictitious character)
Label
The neighboring text : Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson, George Edmondson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-265) and index
Contents
Henryson's doubt : neighbors and negation in the Testament of Cresseid -- Fremde and neighbor : on Chaucer's encounter with Boccaccio's Il Filostrato -- Troilus and Criseyde between two deaths
Control code
693809781
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780268027759
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052718
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693809781
Label
The neighboring text : Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson, George Edmondson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-265) and index
Contents
Henryson's doubt : neighbors and negation in the Testament of Cresseid -- Fremde and neighbor : on Chaucer's encounter with Boccaccio's Il Filostrato -- Troilus and Criseyde between two deaths
Control code
693809781
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780268027759
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052718
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693809781

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