Gower Bibliography

Did Gower Love His Wife? And What Has It to Do with the Poetry?

Yeager, Isabella Neale. "Did Gower Love His Wife? And What Has It to Do with the Poetry?" Poetica: An International Journal of Linguistic-Literary Studies 73 (2010), pp. 67-86. ISSN 0287-1629

Review

[Includes additional notes by R. F. Yeager.] Fisher left us with a portrait of a decrepit Gower, entering into a marriage of convenience in his old age with a woman whom he needed to tend to him as a nurse. Yeager demonstrates how much this view, like so much about Gower’s life, rests upon mere speculation, and how easy it is to construct a different view of Gower’s reasons for entering into marriage. The references to his debility, she points out, begin much earlier than the time of his marriage, and he lived for at least 18 years after first describing himself as “old,

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Subjects:Minor Latin Poetry
Biography of Gower

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