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Chaucers House of Fame: The Poetics of Skeptical Fideism. Sheila Delany

Chaucers House of Fame: The Poetics of Skeptical Fideism.

Sheila Delany

Published December 31st 1972
ISBN : 9780226141817
Hardcover
134 pages
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 About the Book 

On its original publication this classic title made sense of a difficult poem for the first time and brought that poem to the center of a concern with the nature of tradition, textuality, and language that is current today.  The book forces late-medieval philosophy out of the closet and into a relation with literature, and it validates the use of contemporary methods and sensibility in literary criticism.  In Sheila Delanys view, House of Fame portrays the ambiguity of old or new communication, with skeptical fideism as the means of transcending ambiguity.