CANTERBURY TALES--THE COOK AND HIS TALE
400. SCATTERGOOD, V.J. "Perkyn Revelour and the Cook's Tale." Chaucer Review 19 (1984):14-23.
Typifies Perkyn of Cook's Tale as a "dissipated urban wastrel," a precursor of the fifteenth-century tradition of the literary gallant. Compares Perkyn's characteristics with those of similar types found in complaint satires and morality plays, and from these comparisons hypothesizes what shape Cook's Tale might have taken.
See also entries 252, 285, 666, 668-69.
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