Medieval Narrative : An Introduction
Medieval Narrative offers students an introduction to the range of narrative genres and strategies of the medieval period and explores the ways in which medieval theories of narrative can be compared with modern day theories. Throughout the text the author draws from a wide range of examples, including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Ancrene Wisse, and continental examples of medieval narrative such as Boccaccio's Il Filostrato.
- Electronic book text | 316 pages
- 01 Dec 2004
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"Davenport's bold attempt to summarize the enormous subject of 'medieval narrative, ' even with all of his qualifications, deserves well earned praise and no small amount of sympathy.... A most welcome, clarifying, and helpful book for those working through medieval narratives seriously for the first time, and it will be a welcome guest at the office of any teacher attempting to do for his or her students what Davenport has accomplished."--Christianity and Literature
About W. A Davenport
Anthony Davenport has taught Middle English and lectured on aspects of medieval literature for many years. His publications include Chaucer and his English Contemporaries: Prologue and Tale in The Canterbury Tales (Macmillan, 1998) and Chaucer: Complaint and Narrative (D.S. Brewer, 1988).