The Myth of Courtly Love.

Author / Editor
Donaldson, E. Talbot

The Myth of Courtly Love.

Ventures: Magazine of the Yale Graduate School 5 (1965): 16-23. Reprinted in "Speaking of Chaucer," pp. 154-63.

Challenges the idea that adultery in inherent to courtly love and attributes the notion to critics' failure to recognize the humor of Andrea Capellanus. Cites various examples of courtly love in medieval literature, and includes comments on Absolon as lover in MilT and the love in TC.

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism
Troilus and Criseyde
Miller and His Tale