Gower Bibliography

Les Troubadours et l’Angleterre

Audiau, Jean. "Les Troubadours et l’Angleterre." Paris: J. Vrin, 1927

Review

Audiau argues that in England there was a brief flowering of amorous poetry in the style of the Troubadours. The most significant imitators were Chaucer and (especially) Gower. Audiau provides a lengthy catalogue of examples where Gower's CB echoes the sentiments and metaphors of writers like Peire Vidal and Bernard de Ventadour. Audiau acknowledges that Gower may instead have copied the Trouveres and writers such as Petrarch, but he holds out the possibility that Gower knew Troubadour poetry directly. [CvD]

Item Type:Book
Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
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