Gower Bibliography

'Homward a softe pas': The Boethian model in John Gower's 'Confessio Amantis'

Gwin, Mary Metz. "'Homward a softe pas': The Boethian model in John Gower's 'Confessio Amantis'." PhD thesis, Auburn, 1987.

Review

Gwin assembles the evidence that Gower knew and made use of De Consolatione Philosophiae, and then traces its influence on the themes and structure of CA. Boethius provides the model for the dialogue between Amans and his confessor, and Amans' rejection of courtly love for "the soul's union with the mind of God" is a version of the Neoplatonic journey in DCP. Directed by Thomas L. Wright. [JGN 8.2]

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information:Dissertation Abstracts International 49 (1988): 1150A.
Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Confessio Amantis

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