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John Gower's 'Apollonius of Tyre': 'Confessio Amantis,' Book VIII

Goodall, Peter. "John Gower's 'Apollonius of Tyre': 'Confessio Amantis,' Book VIII." Southern Review 15 (1982), pp. 243-53. ISSN 0038-4526

Review

Goodall exemplifies Gower's structural and thematic sophistication in CA by discussing the three sets of father-daughter relationship in the tale of Apollonius of Tyre, by assessing the concern with Providence and Fortune in the tale, and by exploring how the "Epilogue" of Book 8 (Venus's eradication of the narrator's love) includes parallels with the tale's resolution of "unkinde" love. In the subplot of Antiochus and his daughter, improper love leads to the death of the wife; because of his love for Thaise, Apollonius's wife is "resurrected." [MA]

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