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Gower's 'Confessio Amantis': A Critical Anthology.

Gower's |Confessio Amantis': a Critical Anthology, ed. by Peter Nicholson, Publications

of the John Gower Society, 3 (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer; Rochester, NY: Boydell

& Brewer, 1991). 216 pp. ISBN 0-85991-318-x. 35.00 [pounds]. The admirable work of

the John Gower Society continues with this collection of major criticism. The

pieces reprinted here are G. C. Macaulay, |The Confessio Amantis'; C. S. Lewis,

|Gower'; George R. Coffman, |John Gower in his most significant role': J. A. W.

Bennett, |Gower's "honeste love'"; Derek Pearsall, |Gower's narrative art'; Arno

Esch, |John Gower's narrative art' (translated by Linda Barney Burke); George D.

Economou, |The character Genius in Alain de Lille, Jean de Meun, and John

Gower'; Gotz Schmitz, |Rhetoric and fiction: Gower's comments on eloquence

and courtly poetry'; Denise N. Baker, |The priesthood of Genius: a study of the

medieval tradition'; A. J. Minnis, |John Gower, sapiens in ethics and politics'; and

Kurt Olsson, |Natural law and John Gower's Confessio Amantis'.
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