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The Clerk S Tale [PDF Download]

The Clerk s Tale PDF
Author: Spencer Reece
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2004-04-04
ISBN: 9780547346632
Size: 36.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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In a recent double fiction issue, The New Yorker devoted the entire back page to a single poem, "The Clerk's Tale," by Spencer Reece. The poet who drew such unusual attention has a surprising background: for many years he has worked for Brooks Brothers, a fact that lends particular nuance to the title of his collection. The Clerk's Tale pays homage not only to Chaucer but to the clerks' brotherhood of service in the mall, where "the light is bright and artificial, / yet not dissimilar to that found in a Gothic cathedral." The fifty poems in The Clerk's Tale are exquisitely restrained, shot through with a longing for permanence, from the quasi-monastic life of two salesmen at Brooks Brothers to the poignant lingering light of a Miami dusk to the weight of geography on an empty Minnesota farm. Gluck describes them as having "an effect I have never quite seen before, half cocktail party, half passion play . . . We do not expect virtuosity as the outward form of soul-making, nor do we associate generosity and humanity with such sophistication of means, such polished intelligence . . . Much life has gone into the making of this art, much patient craft."

The Clerk S Tale [PDF Download]

The Clerk s Tale PDF
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-12-31
ISBN: 1443426970
Size: 26.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 100
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When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Clerk of Oxford, a learned man, sets out to tell a moral and educational story for his fellow pilgrims. He tells the tale of Griselda, a beautiful young peasant girl chosen by the marquis to be his bride. Although Griselda’s husband loves her, he is afraid she will betray him in some way, and sets out to test her in various ways over the course of their marriage. “The Clerk’s Tale,” is one of the most memorable tales from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and the Clerk is often considered to be responding to the tale and prologue of The Wife of Bath. This special edition of “The Clerk’s Tale,” includes “The General Prologue,” “The Clerk’s Prologue,” and “The Clerk’s Tale” in original Middle English and modern translated versions. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

The Clerk S Tale [PDF Download]

The Clerk s Tale PDF
Author: Thomas Augst
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2003-11-15
ISBN: 9780226032207
Size: 67.26 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 321
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Thousands of men left their families for the bustling cities of nineteenth-century America, where many of them found work as clerks. The Clerk's Tale recounts their remarkable story, describing the struggle of aspiring businessmen to come of age at the dawn of the modern era. How did these young men understand the volatile world of American capitalism and make sense of their place within it? Thomas Augst follows clerks as they made their way through the boarding houses, parlors, and offices of the big city. Tracing the course of their everyday lives, Augst shows how these young men used acts of reading and writing to navigate the anonymous world of market culture and claim identities for themselves within it. Clerks, he reveals, calculated their prospects in diaries, composed detailed letters to friends and family, attended lectures by key thinkers of the day, joined libraries where they consumed fiction, all while wrestling with the boredom of their work. What results, then, is a poignant look at the literary practices of ordinary people and an affecting meditation on the moral lives of men in antebellum America.

The Clerk S Tale [PDF Download]

The Clerk s Tale PDF
Author: Margaret Frazer
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2002-12-03
ISBN: 1440673934
Size: 13.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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St. Mary’s nunnery is a place of prayer and healing for women—so it is surprising to see a man sprawled out in the cloister garden. Dead. Less surprising, to Dame Frevisse, was the identity of the victim. Master Montfort was not particularly liked by anyone in the town of Goring—even his own wife and clerk. As royal escheator, he was trying to settle a heated inheritance dispute between a wealthy woman and her supposed nephew. Now Dame Frevisse must step in and untangle the fortunes and felonies in this complicated case of political and familial rivalries. But her real challenge is to put aside her feelings and serve justice for the murder of an unjust man.

The Clerk S Tale [PDF Download]

The Clerk s Tale PDF
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher:
Release Date: 1867
ISBN:
Size: 13.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 42
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The Clerk S Tale [PDF Download]

The Clerk s Tale PDF
Author: Scottish Record Office
Publisher:
Release Date: 1982
ISBN:
Size: 65.19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Clerks
Languages : en
Pages : 2
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Chaucer S Italian Tradition [PDF Download]

Chaucer s Italian Tradition PDF
Author: Warren Ginsberg
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2002
ISBN: 9780472112340
Size: 15.11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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Explores provocative questions about the dynamics of cross-cultural translation and the formation of tradition

Chaucer S Clerk S Tale [PDF Download]

Chaucer s Clerk s Tale PDF
Author: Judith Bronfman
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2019-09-01
ISBN: 1000681254
Size: 22.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Originally published in 1994. This surveys the origin and development of one of Chaucer’s most problematic characters, Griselda, who through the centuries has challenged the horizon of expectations of many an audience. Starting with Boccaccio’s Decameron and suggesting in turn its precursors in whole or in part, Bronfman goes on to summarize the reigning opinions of Chaucer’s heroine and her situation. The advance of feminist perspectives on medieval literature had the result that for many the Clerk’s Tale has political overtones where the Walter-Griselda marriage may serve as a metaphor for, among other things, the state or right order. This study looks at the story from a long view, from its sources to the flood of critical interpretations - the creative reception of Chaucer’s story, outlining the many rewritings of Griselda from Chaucer to the twentieth century. A special chapter considers the Griselda story as represented in illustrations as well.