Gower Bibliography

The Ethical Poetic of the Later Middle Ages: A Decorum of Convenient Distinction

Allen, Judson Boyce. "The Ethical Poetic of the Later Middle Ages: A Decorum of Convenient Distinction." Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982 ISBN 0802023703

Review

Argues strongly for a reading of medieval poetry based on the notion of "array"--the outlined, divided, and subdivided parts making up many texts. He proposes a criticism based on "an analysis of outlines," or "an analysis of forma tractatus." Thus, the Confessio Amantis and the Vox Clamantis come in for brief mention, as evidence of versions of the array-making consciousness of the late 14th century. [PN. Copyright the John Gower Society. JGN 1.1]

Item Type:Book
Subjects:Backgrounds and General Studies
Vox Clamantis
Confessio Amantis

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