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Confessio Amantis Confessio Amantis The Lover s Confession is a 33,000 line Middle English poem by John Gower, which uses the confession made by an ageing lover to the chaplain of Venus as a frame story for a collection of shorter narrative poems According to its prologue, it was composed at the request of Richard II It stands with the works of Chaucer, Langland, and the Pearl poet as one of the great works of late 14th century English literature The Index of Middle English Verse shows that in the era before the printing press it was one of the most often copied manuscripts 59 copies along with Canterbury Tales 72 copies and Piers Plowman 63 copies.In genre it is usually considered a poem of consolation, a medieval form inspired by Boethius Consolation of Philosophy and typified by works such as Pearl Despite this, it is usually studied alongside other tale collections with similar structures, such as the Decameron of Boccaccio, and particularly Chaucer s Canterbury Tales, with which the Confessio has several stories in common Wikipedia Read Confessio Amantis By John Gower – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Of swiche cursed stories I sey fy the Man of Law, Canterbury Tales, or Chaucer on Gower take 2.

  2. Gower rules If you love couplets and twists on Ovidian tales, look no farther If you are a non academic reader, maybe start by reading individual stories side by side with Ovid or Chaucer to appreciate how he shifts meanings in the old ...

  3. It was at one time the fashion to compare Gower and Chaucer much in the manner of the school examinee comparing Keats and Shelley This is an unrewarding pastime, for Gower s aims were quite different from those of his friendmodest,sober,serious Gower has less wit and humour, less drama and panache, not only by nature but also by choice ome of that choice is perhaps at the heart of Confessio Amantis second tier status the poem is an extended 6000 lines longer than the Ca It was at one time the fashion to compare Gower and Chaucer much in the manner of the school examinee comparing Keats and Shelley This is an unrewarding pastime, fo...

  4. If you adore fifteenth century Middle English moralizations of Ovid interspersed with a framing confessional narrative, this book is for YOU

  5. This is a medieval epic poem, in the form of a dialogue between a delightfully syncretic priest of love and a young man taking confession It is divided into books that discuss each of the seven deadly sins in turn, but the structure is mainly just an excuse for stringing together innumerable stories of classical or biblical provenance, which are often of on...

  6. Might moral Gower really be refashioned into the kind of chivalric lover that the Confessio suggests In a brilliant reversal in the end vision of the Confessio Amantis, what the reader at first thought was primarily the education and moral mental regulating of chivalric romance in light of christian charity turns on its heel and asks what creative beauty has in common with divine beauty Be warned this work requires a holy mythic juggernaut of energy to blast through It s worth it in the e Might moral Gower really be refashioned into the kind of chivalric lover that the Confessio suggests In a brilliant reversal in the end vision of the Confessio Amantis, what the reader at first thought was primarily the education and mor...

  7. This very helpfully glossed Middle English text is readable even for those who have no formal training in Middle English The work itself contains myriad fascinating moral examples drawn from a wide variety of b...

  8. Another steamy thriller from the master of sex and suspense Lots of great erotic scenes here, enough to turn my dick into a big cum fountain on every page Highly recommended for fans of BDSM roleplaying and extended poetic allegory.

  9. A quite long didactic poem At least the prologue and the epilogue are essential read for any fourteenth century enthusiast

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