Chaucer and the Mystics: The Canterbury Tales and the Genre of Devotional Prose by Robert Boenig
Literature & Fiction | Poetry
Chaucer and the Mystics: The Canterbury Tales and the Genre of Devotional Prose
Bucknell Univ Pr; 2nd edition (June 1, 1995)
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Analogues among the five great Middle English mystics (Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and Margery Kempe), together with works from the body of anonymous treatises of prose devotion, are described, with attention given to Chaucer's sometimes comic, sometimes serious purposes.