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Cupid and Venus, Chaucer and Company

Tinkle, Theresa Lynn. "Cupid and Venus, Chaucer and Company." PhD thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989.


"This study argues that the late medieval English poets consistently distinguish Venus and Cupid from each other: Venus represents nonverbal sexual desire and activity, while Cupid is in charge of the "refined" language in which noble lovers express their desire. . . . Chapter 4 posits that John Gower in the Confessio Amantis offers a corrective, demystifying account of the gods' pagan origins." Directed by Henry Ansgar Kelly. [JGN 10.1]

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information:Dissertation Abstracts International 50 (1990): 3240A.
Subjects:Confessio Amantis

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