Gower Bibliography

Aspects of Gluttony in Chaucer and Gower.

Yeager, R.F. "Aspects of Gluttony in Chaucer and Gower." Studies in Philology 81 (1984), pp. 42-55.


Shows that Gower's inclusion of sorcery and witchcraft as aspects of gluttony in Book 6 of the Confessio Amantis is far from anomalous or mistaken, as it is often considered; rather, Gower was working within a tradition traceable to the gospels and throughout the penitential works derived from the Somme le Roi in which gluttony and witchcraft were linked as "sins of the mouth." [PN. Copyright the John Gower Society. JGN 3.1]

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Confessio Amantis

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