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The Flight from Desire: Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer (The New Middle Ages), Edwards, R.
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Author Name:    Edwards, R.

Title:   The Flight from Desire: Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer (The New Middle Ages)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Palgrave Macmillan 

ISBN Number:   1403964114 / 9781403964113

Seller ID:   ING9781403964113

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"The Flight from Desire" revises our understanding of love in literary texts from the high and late Middle Ages. Starting from the traditions of Augustine and Ovid, it traces the interplay of medieval theories about love with the unruly and uncontainable workings of desire. Individual chapters offer fresh readings of the letters of Abelard and Heloise, the "Lais" of Marie de France, the "Roman de la Rose," Dante's "Vita nuova," and the Troilus story told by Boccaccio and Chaucer. In these works, desire powerfully affects ideas of selfhood and social identity, the terms of moral judgment, and even the role of authorship.



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