In this Book
- Chaucer At Large: The Poet in the Modern Imagination
- Published by: University of Minnesota Press
- Series: Medieval Cultures
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In novelists’ and poets’ responses to Chaucer, children’s versions of his work, modern translations, adaptations for stage, television, radio, and film, and the marketing of Chaucer’s "heritage," Ellis traces Chaucer’s presence among us-from the permutations of his writings in the work of such authors as William Morris, W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, Henry James, and D. H. Lawrence to its presentation in the Canterbury Tales Experience museum in Canterbury, England. Animated, witty, as critically acute as it is far-reaching, this work, appearing in the sixth centenary of Chaucer’s death, tells us much about a writer at the heart of our cultural tradition and, perhaps, more about that tradition itself.