Item #6662 Chaucer's House of Fame: The Poetics of Skeptical Fideism. Sheila Delany.

Chaucer's House of Fame: The Poetics of Skeptical Fideism

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 1/2". ix, 134pp. Light toning to covers of unclipped dust jacket. Mild creasing to edges of dust jacket. Yellow cloth over boards with spine lettered in metallic silver. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.

On its original publication this classic title made sense of a difficult poem for the first time and brought that poem to the center of a concern with the nature of tradition, textuality, and language that is current today. The book forces late-medieval philosophy out of the closet and into a relation with literature, and it validates the use of contemporary methods and sensibility in literary criticism. In Sheila Delany's view, House of Fame portrays the ambiguity of old or new communication, with skeptical fideism as the means of transcending ambiguity.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #6662

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