Language and the Declining World in Chaucer, Dante, and Jean by John M. Fyler

By John M. Fyler

Medieval commentaries at the beginning and heritage of language used biblical heritage, from production to the Tower of Babel, as their starting-point, and defined the revolutionary impairment of an initially excellent language. Biblical and classical assets raised questions for either medieval poets and commentators in regards to the nature of language, its participation within the Fall, and its attainable redemption. John M. Fyler specializes in how 3 significant poets - Chaucer, Dante, and Jean de Meun - participated in those debates approximately language. He bargains clean analyses of the way the heritage of language is defined and debated within the Divine Comedy, the Canterbury stories and the Roman de l. a. Rose. whereas Dante follows the Augustinian suggestion of the autumn and next redemption of language, Jean de Meun and Chaucer are skeptical in regards to the chances for linguistic redemption and surrender themselves, at the least half-comically, to the linguistic implications of the autumn and the declining world.

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