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  • Record Number: 5657
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jonassen , Frederick B.
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  • Title: Cathedral, Inn, and Pardoner in the "Prologue to the Tale of Beryn" [The anonymous author of a fifteenth-century continuation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales adopts Chaucerian style, irony, and bawdy subject matter in his story of the Pardoner's adventures in a tavern. The narrative develops the rivalries between Chaucer's pilgrims and introduces a new female character Kitt the Tapster, who is partially modeled after the Wife of Bath. The comic and sinful world of the Inn is a carnivalesque parody of courtly love and other elements of high culture embodied by the Cathedral. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Fifteenth Century Studies 18, ( 1991): Pages 109 - 132.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Carnivalesque Cathedrals Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet - Canterbury Tales Courtly Love Drinking of Alcoholic Beverages Fabliaux, Literary Genre Inns Literature - Verse Pardoner (Literary Figure) Pilgrimage Satire Prologue to the Tale of Beryn, Fabliau (continua
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01640933