Geoffrey Chaucer Love Visions Author:Geoffrey Chaucer, Brian Stone (Translator) According to medieval convention, 'love visions' were dreams dreamed by poets, allegories in which they made discoveries about the rutuals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, Chaucer's first such 'love vision', he is entirely true to the convention, but progressively he enriches... more » it with humorous and original events and dialogues, and with realistic story-telling.
Virtually spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems, like The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, build up a marvellous self-portrait of the poet, often self-deprecatory, curious or comically obtuse and always witty, lively and humane.« less
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