Literary Satire in the "House of Fame."

Author / Editor
David, Alfred.

Literary Satire in the "House of Fame."

PMLA 75 (1960): 333-39.

Examines HF as a literary satire, a comic send-up of the love vision genre, evident in the naiveté of the narrator and his failure to attain love or information about it. The poem's "central structural idea" is "comic disillusionment," underscored by the narrator's sentimentality, his befuddlement, and the ironic replacement of the "traditional court of Love" by the "palace of Fame and the house of rumor."

Chaucer Subjects
House of Fame