Chaucer and Dante.

Author / Editor
Schless, Howard.

Chaucer and Dante.

Dorothy Bethurum, ed. Critical Approaches to Medieval Literature: Selected Papers from the English Institute, 1958-59 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1960), pp. 132-54.

Advocates a "contextual" approach to source study, arguing that several discussions of Dante's influence on Chaucer depend upon weak correspondences, better treated as shared tradition than direct influence. Discusses the lists of lovers in PF and BD, the treatment of Jason in LGW, and the "firste stok" and treatment of gentility in Gent.

Alternative Title
Critical Approaches to Medieval Literature.

Chaucer Subjects
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Book of the Duchess
Parliament of Fowls
Legend of Good Women