How I Now Look at Texts

Lately, I have been looking back on my brief Middle English stint, you know, where I was going through Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales in its original language while looking at several translations. That project (which I may continue).                 Though I have not any idea when I will be returning to that project, if ever, I have been…Read more »

Me Raving: Pilgrim’s Prize

As everyone with an interest in medieval literature should know, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales are among the most treasured pieces of medieval literature. Telling the stories of a group of pilgrims traveling to the holy shrine of Canterbury, the pilgrims, from all different social groups and classes, rest at an inn. The host of the inn,…Read more »

The Canterbury Tales (Initial Impression)

Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is among the best pieces of literature in the annals of English literature. Written in 1387 A.D. in a language which, at the time, was rarely, if ever, used for serious literature, Chaucer’s series of tales helped redefine language while catapulting English into a position of respect. For those of…Read more »

The Canterbury Tales: The Legacy Today (Final Thoughts)

Pilgrim’s Prize (Pt.25): Final Thoughts (Chaucer Journal) Going through Harry Bailey and company’s brilliant project Pilgrim Literary was a fantastic experience. Since this was also my first time reading Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, I do not think I could have asked for a more complete experience. The idea of re-creating Chaucer’s tales in a modern…Read more »

The Canterbury Tales: The Legacy Today (The Parson’s Tale & Chaucer’s Retraction)

Pilgrim’s Prize (Pt.24): The Parson’s Tale & Retraction (Chaucer Journal) Finally, the final tale. Well it is not a tale, just a sermon. A literal honest to God sermon. Yeah, so the Parson’s Tale lacks a narrative. It is simply Chaucer mumbling about penitence and the Seven Deadly Sins. As the book’s explanatory notes makes…Read more »