The Parlement of Foulys.

Author / Editor
Brewer, D. R., ed.

The Parlement of Foulys.

London and Edinburgh: Nelson, 1960.

Physical Description
vii, 168 pp.

Nelson's Medieval and Renaissance Library.

An edition of PF based on University of Cambridge Library MS Gg.4.27, with end-of-text textual and explanatory notes, modern punctuation, and original spelling. The Introduction (pp. 1-68) presents the poem as the "best of Chaucer's shorter poems," commenting on date and relative chronology, courtly love, structural and thematic concerns, mythological backgrounds, the birds as natural history and social representations, sources, rhetoric, style, versification, the manuscripts, and a select bibliography. A comprehensive glossary follows five appendices which offer contextualizing source and analogue materials. Re-issued in 1972 by Manchester University Press and by Barnes & Noble.

Chaucer Subjects
Parliament of Fowls
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