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[[ Read Book ]] Ã The Canterbury Tales Ø The procession that crosses Chaucer s pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters including Chaucer himself are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even remarkable But Chaucer s genius needs no historical introduction it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury TalesIf we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way back He never finished his enormous project and even the completed tales were not finally revised Scholars are uncertain about the order of the tales As the printing press had yet to be invented when Chaucer wrote his works, The Canterbury Tales has been passed down in several handwritten manuscripts Look out, Bocaccio there s a new author of clever, bawdy rhyming tales, and his name is Geoffrey Chaucer Whether you re a reeve, abbot, or just a simple canon s yeoman, you re sure to find something delightful in this witty, incisive collection My personal favorites were the one about Chaunticleer the rooster and the one where the dude gets a red hot poker shoved up his butt I read it while I was laid up with the plague, and Chaucer s insouciant descriptions and intricate plotting helped i Look out, Bocaccio there s a new author of clever, bawdy rhyming tales, and his name is Geoffrey Chaucer Whether you re a reeve, abbot, or just a simple canon s yeoman, you re sure to find something delightful in this witty, incisive collection My personal favorites were the one about Chaunticleer the rooster and the one where the dude gets a red hot poker shoved up his butt I read it while I was laid up with the plague, and Chaucer s insouciant descriptions and intricate plotting helped immeasurably in my recuperation The frequent bloodlettings prescribed by my barber surgeon helped, too.Quick note If you re illiterate, like nine tenths of the population, this might not be the book for you When confronted with the painful choice of whether or not to read Chaucer in the original Middle English, I agonised for precisely four seconds and decided to read Nevill Coghill s modern translation in lovely Penguin paperback In the same way I wouldn t learn German to read Goethe, or unlearn English to read Dan Brown, I refuse to learn archaic forms of English for pointless swotty scholar points, and grope instead for selfish readerly pleasure, two fingering the purists and bunking down with When confronted with the painful choice of whether or not to read Chaucer in the original Middle English, I agonised for precisely four seconds and decided to read Nevill Coghill s modern translation in lovely Penguin paperback In the same way I wouldn t learn German to read Goethe, or unlearn English to read Dan Brown, I refuse to learn archaic forms of English for pointless swotty scholar points, and grope instead for selfish readerly pleasure, two fingering the purists and bunking down with Mr Nevill for nights of sumptuous moral homily, proto feminist romantic comedy, and high courtly drama For Chaucer neophytes like me, this text captures the bouncy humour and devilish cleverness of the original not that I would know , and hopefully will turn a generation of frightened and unenlightened readers on to this master of verse And if you must know, my rhyming homage review was lost due to a power failure and atempting invitation to eat pilaf rice with Brian Street children Wives of Bath Go forth and Chaucerize Book ReviewIt was 1996 and my freshmen year at college I had already declared English as my major and needed to choose between Chaucer and Shakespeare as the primary classic author to take a course on I chose Shakespeare My advisor told me that s the usual pick and most missed out I laughed at her She was 40 years older than me and told me all the dirty stuff was in Chaucer Are you sure she asked At that point, I realized life was just beginning I was so naive back theBook ReviewIt was 1996 and my freshmen year at college I had already declared English as my major and needed to choose between Chaucer and Shakespeare as the primary classic author to take a course on I chose Shakespeare My advisor told me that s the usual pick and most missed out I laughed at her She was 40 years older than me and told me all the dirty stuff was in Chaucer Are you sure she asked At that point, I realized life was just beginning I was so naive back then We clicked and bonded over my 4 years at school I later realized she taught the class and that s why she always joked with her prospective students I ended up taking both, and I am so glad I did I adored Shakespeare, but until you ve read all of Chaucer s work, you don t realize what a canon it is From The Wife of Bath to The Squire, the satire, humor and innuendo are at an all time high No clue how he wasn t burned at the stake for all that he wrote about in the 14th century Simply put, pilgrims are on a journey to from Canterbury and tell their tales It s woven so well together, you can t help but feel as though you re part of the ride If I didn t have a backlog of over 1000 books in my TBR, I d take on this tome again It s lyrical, humorous and thought provoking It s nonsense, weird and crazy But that s what makes it worth a read If you have a copy, sample one of the stories It ll be fantastic to hear everyone s opinionsAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of 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