Gower Bibliography

'Loves luste and lockes hore': Medieval Attitudes Towards Aging and Sexuality.

Mangan, Robert. "'Loves luste and lockes hore': Medieval Attitudes Towards Aging and Sexuality." Human Values and Aging Newsletter. 4 (1981), pp. 5-6.

Review

Points out that, for Gower in the Confessio Amantis, "to every thing there is a season": Amans' problem is not that he is old--for old age was not a stigma in the Middle Ages--but rather that he fails to act as his age requires. When he at last conforms to behavior proper to his senescence, the poem resolves itslef. [PN. Copyright the John Gower Society. JGN 1.1]

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Subjects:Confessio Amantis

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