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The Echo of Black Death in Chaucer’s Age

November 15, 2007

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W.H. Hudson has rightly said, “Every man belongs to his race and age; no matter how marked his personality, the spirit of his race and age finds expression through him.” For a comprehensive study of an author’s literary works, what is also required (among other things) is the social background of that period – the […]

Chaucer as a Poet

November 11, 2007

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Chaucer has many great works to his credit, including the twin masterpieces – ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ and ‘The Canterbury Tales’. There is a sense of order in the poetry of Chaucer. This order is apparent not only in his reflections on nature and workings of cosmos but also in his belief of divine involvement in […]