An Approach to "The Nun's Priest's Tale."

Author / Editor
Maveety, Stanley R.

An Approach to "The Nun's Priest's Tale."

CLA Journal 4.2 (1960): 132-37.

Recommends showing students how digressive, "extra-narrative passages" in NPT "are the essence of Chaucer's intention, not obstructions." Includes discussion of contrasts between NPT and the Cock and Fox fable of Marie de France, focusing on rhetorical shifts between realistic and unrealistic elements in the narratives.

Chaucer Subjects
Nun's Priest and His Tale
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Style and Versification