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House of Fame

Edward I. Condren

in Chaucer from Prentice to Poet

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032412
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038339 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032412.003.0004
House of Fame

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This chapter discusses the House of Fame, which may be considered to be the earliest and best example in English of a poem that went from the hand of the author directly into the hands of critics, almost completely bypassing its audience. It also serves as yet another attempt to find the unity in the House of Fame, but differs from certain theories by remaining within the lines of Chaucer's poetry.

Keywords: House of Fame; poem; critics; unity; theories; poetry; Chaucer; English

Chapter.  11128 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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