The Encoding of Subjectivity in Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Pardoner's Tale"

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Abstract

This chapter discusses Chaucer's narrative technique in two of The Canterbury Tales and argues that the narrative voice is Chaucer's, and that the subjectivity of the Wife of Bath and the Pardoner should be approached in different ways than through theories of the novel.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe
EditorsGerd Bayer, Ebbe Klitgård
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationNew York & London
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date22 Feb 2011
Pages25-39
Chapter1
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-87948-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-83028-4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2011
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture
Number17

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