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The Phenomenology of Make-Believe in Gower's Confessio Amantis.

Peck, Russell A.. "The Phenomenology of Make-Believe in Gower's Confessio Amantis." In Re-visioning Gower. Ed. Yeager, R.F.. Ashville, NC: Pegasus Press, 1998, pp. 49-66.


Previously published in Studies in Philology 91 (1994): 250-69; previosuly reviewed in JGN 14.1. Briefly, Peck examines some of the differences between Genius and Amans--the exemplary tales of the former versus the fantasies of the penitent, and their opposing notions of love--in terms of medieval speculations about the relation between the outer world and the images formed in the mind, and describes Genius' attempt to reorder Amans with new images, the proper significance of which Amans resists. [PN. Copyright The John Gower Society. JGN 18.1]

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Confessio Amantis

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