Gower Bibliography

Chaucer's Two Ways: The Pilgrimage Frame of The Canterbury Tales

Lawton, David. "Chaucer's Two Ways: The Pilgrimage Frame of The Canterbury Tales." Studies in the Age of Chaucer 9 (1987), pp. 3-40.

Review

Lawton compares Gower's confession frame, in which the "lust" of storytelling is harmoniously integrated into the penitential design, with Chaucer's opposition of the "demands of penance and play" (p. 17) as part of his discussion of the function of Parson's Tale. He also contrasts Gower's and Chaucer's use of their respective narrators (pp. 20-21). [PN. Copyright The John Gower Society. JGN 7.1]

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Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Confessio Amantis

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