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Literary language from Chaucer to Johnson by A. J. Gilbert

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


  • English literature -- History and criticism.,
  • English language -- History.

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Edition Notes

StatementA.J. Gilbert.
LC ClassificationsPR83 .G5x 1979b
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 224 p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2349473M
ISBN 100333217047
LC Control Number86673112

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ISBN Digitally watermarked, DRM-free Included format: PDF ebooks can be used on all reading devices Immediate eBook download after purchase. Geoffrey Chaucer (/ ˈ tʃ ɔː s ər /; c. s – 25 October ) was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry". He was the first writer buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster en: Elizabeth Chaucer, Thomas Chaucer, . Chaucer: A European Life serves as a compass that allows readers to traverse Chaucer’s London and Europe. At the same time, reading Turner’s book makes us aware of how much our own lives are shaped by the rooms we inhabit and the places we visit/5(37). Chaucer's Middle English. To someone reading Chaucer for the first time, his language looks both familiar and foreign. Many of the words are the same as in Present Day English; others are recognizable but strangely spelled; still others are completely unintelligible.

Eleanor Johnson's book demonstrates that “the aesthetic power of literary language—its power to make ideation sensory and hence experiential through form and style—is fundamental to late medieval experimentation with ethically transformative writing” (3–4).Author: Arthur W. Bahr. The purpose of this book is to provide the modern reader with a guide to literary language between Geoffrey Chaucer (–) and Samuel Johnson (–84). Is it possible to explain the range of choices available to a writer in this period, with all its diversity and variation of language, and from that explanation come to a closer. The literary language that Chaucer fashioned become the standard written language of elegant writers and the language of London became the written standard for all formal English. (It is, of course, more complicated than this; for an advanced discussion see: John H. Fisher, "Chancery and the Emergence of Standard Written English in the.   In Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages, Eleanor Johnson reveals that aesthetics—the formal aspects of literary language that make it sense-perceptible—are indeed inextricable from ethics in the writing of medieval literature. Johnson brings a keen formalist eye to bear on the prosimetric form: the mixing of prose with lyrical : Eleanor Johnson.