The Obtuse Narrator in Chaucer's House of Fame.

Author / Editor
Bevington, David M.

Title
The Obtuse Narrator in Chaucer's House of Fame.

Published
Speculum 36 (1961): 288-98.

Description
Explores the unity of HF evident in the "evolution of the narrator, Geffrey," arguing that the poem "is essentially a humorous and all-embracing review of man's frantic quest for fame, learning, and love" that follows the educating of [a] drudging love poet" and culminating successfully in "an amusing and incisive revelation of the 'com├ędie humaine'--an ending of comic disillusionment." Includes comparisons of the narrators in HF and BD.

Chaucer Subjects
House of Fame
Book of the Duchess