Gower Bibliography

Chaucer and Some of His Friends

Kittredge, G. L. "Chaucer and Some of His Friends." Modern Philology 1.1 (1903), pp. 1-18.


As the title of his article implies, Kittredge attempts to ascertain something of what Chaucer's literary circle of friends may have looked like. His starting point is Chaucer's reference in the LGW to the debate about the Flower and the Leaf. Kittredge notes that Gower (CA 8.2462-72) and Eustache Deschamps both mention this debate, and he subsequently expands on Chaucer's connection with the latter to argue for their mutual acquaintance with Sir Lewis Clifford, who in turn knew Sir John Clanvowe. [CvD]

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Biography of Gower
Confessio Amantis

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