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Chaucer's Afterlife: Adaptations in Recent Popular Culture

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"This study explores Chaucer's present-day cultural reputation by way of popular culture. In just the past two decades his texts have been adapted to a wide variety of popular genres including television, stage, comic book, hip-hop, science fiction, horror, romance, and crime fiction"--Provided by publisher.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published February 27th 2013 by McFarland & Company (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jun 13, 2014 Kimm rated it it was ok
The cover and title are friendly enough to appeal to a general Chaucer-loving public, but once opened, there is no doubt this is not meant for the general public. It is, after all, written by a professor of English with a PH.D and once I began to trudge through the weighty words, I began to feel I got in over my head. Nevertheless, I made my way as best I could with my meager B.A. in English Lit. education. What I ended up with was a dislike for the exceptionally frequent use of direct quotes (I ...more
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Oct 03, 2013 Amanda Boyce rated it liked it
I reviewed this book after winning it in the early reviewers. Lucky for me, I am a Chaucer fan and have studied many types of writings in that time period. The content, though, is quite dry. I felt as if I were reading college lecture notes instead of an analysis of the modern adaptations. I enjoy the information and concede to the points being made. I feel that if the book was a bit more spaced, if the content was more flowing, I would have had a much easier time enjoying the book. For the most ...more
Oct 22, 2015 Charles rated it liked it
This book is obviously directed to those that have vested a lot of time in understanding Chaucer. I think it was a little dry and more of a scholarly book as opposed to those with a more general interest.
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