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Description - Chaucerian Aesthetics by Peggy A. Knapp

Chaucerian Aesthetics examines The Canterbury Tale and Troilus and Criseyde from both medieval and post-Kantian vantage points. These sometimes congruent, sometimes divergent perspectives illuminate both the immediate pleasure of encountering beauty and its haunting promise of intelligibility. Although aesthetic reflection has sometimes seemed out of sync with modern approaches to mind and language, Knapp defends its value in general and demonstrates its importance for the analysis of Chaucer s narrative art. Focusing on language games, persons, women, humor, and community, this book ponders what makes art beautiful.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230606685
ISBN-10: 0230606687
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 242
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peggy A. Knapp

PEGGY A. KNAPP is Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

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