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One of Chaucer's most underrated works, the House of Fame is an exploration of silence, censorship, and the dissemination of fame through use of the medieval dream-vision. Unlike Chaucer's earlier French-inspired Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame opens Chaucer's Italian period and begins to consider issues that will carry throughout the remainder of his works. Written before he translated Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, the House of Fame is one of Chaucer's first bids at an analysis of ...more
If I dreamed that I was snatched up by an eagle and taken to a palace constructed on a foundation of ice that contained all the words of the world echoing through its walls so as to approach a many tongued/eyed goddess that determines my literary worth...I'd seek help. (Suddenly, I'm thinking about the English department and my PhD...)
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacu ...moreMore about Geoffrey Chaucer...