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42. BAIRD, LORRAYNE Y. A Bibliography of Chaucer: 1964-1973. Reference Guides in Literature. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1977, 311 pp.
The standard Chaucer bibliography for 1964-1973. Follows the format of Griffith (entry 44) and Crawford (entry 43), but adds several categories of classification and institutes a valuable system of enumeration. Items are numbered (2,183 total) and therefore cross-referenced by number rather than page. Lists recordings, films, and filmstrips under a single heading. Entries are lightly annotated and indexed by subject as well as author.
43. CRAWFORD, WILLIAM R. Bibliography of Chaucer: 1954-63. University of Washington Publications in Language and Literature, no. 17. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1967, 188 pp.
The standard bibliography for 1954-63, continuing Griffith's bibliography (entry 44), following its format, and updating some of its entries. The extensive number of citations indicates the blossoming of Chaucer studies, and an important introductory essay, "New Directions in Chaucer Criticism," discusses major trends and representative works, emphasizing the struggle between close readings of Chaucer's works and studies that focus on their historical context.
44. GRIFFITH, DUDLEY DAVID. Bibliography of Chaucer: 1908- 1953. University of Washington Publications in Language and Literature, no. 13. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1955, 416 pp.
The standard Chaucer bibliography for 1908-1953, arranging studies of Chaucer alphabetically under topical headings: bibliographies, manuscripts, editions, biography, individual works, etc.--twenty categories in all. Nearly one half of the citations pertain to individual works by Chaucer; criticism of three or more works is listed separately, as are linguistic, background, and stylistic studies. The section "Influence and Allusion" updates Spurgeon's work (entry 202), as the entire volume continues Hammond's (entry 45). Lists reviews of book-length studies at end of the primary entry for the book. Citations are cross-referenced, lightly annotated, and indexed by author.
45. HAMMOND, ELEANOR P. Chaucer: A Bibliographical Manual. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1908. Reprint. New York: Peter Smith, 1933, 589 pp.
Lists and analyzes Chaucer scholarship to 1908. Neglects "literary" or critical discussions, but prints and comments upon early accounts of Chaucer's life, and discusses his canon, its chronology, and the editions of his works. The largest section pertains to Canterbury Tales--its sources, arrangement, manuscripts, selections, translations, editions for children, the relative chronology of the composition of the tales, and individual discussion of the frame and each tale. Similar sections treat Chaucer's corpus and printed apocrypha. A separate section discusses Chaucer's verse and poetic style, listing appropriate studies (1847-1906) and glossaries. The final chapter decribes major British libraries, offers short biographies of important Chaucerians, fully describes the publications of the Chaucer Society, and concludes with a "Reference List" of the most important studies of Chaucer. This list and the discussion constitute an important handbook to the early study of Chaucer and the best bibliography of the time.
46. PECK, RUSSELL A. Chaucer's Lyrics and "Anelida and Arcite": An Annotated Bibliography 1900 to 1980. The Chaucer Bibliographies Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983, 246 pp.
A comprehensive bibliography of Chaucer's twenty-two short poems, extensively annotated. Some one hundred fifty citations describe important textual, prosodic, and general studies. The other four hundred twenty-five entries analyze annotate studies of individual poems. Since the general studies are annotated under several headings, cross-referencing is minimal. Throughout, the annotations are lengthy, generously quoting the original.
47. ROWLAND, BERYL, ed. Companion to Chaucer Studies. Revised ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979, 526 pp.
Presents twenty-two bibliographic essays by eminent Chaucerians, surveying the history and dominant trends of Chaucer criticism from its beginnings. Each essay defines its topic, epitomizes the critical concerns that have shaped its discussion and provide extensive bibliography. Well indexed, the revision updates the first edition and includes several new essays. Essays include "Chaucer the Man" by Albert C. Baugh; "Chaucer, the Church, and Religion" by Robert W. Ackerman; "Chaucer and the Art of Rhetoric" by Robert O. Payne; "Chaucer's Prosody" by Tauno F. Mustanoja; "Chaucerian Narrative" by Robert M. Jordan; "Chaucer's Imagery" by Beryl Rowland; "The French Influence on Chaucer" by Paul G. Ruggiers; "The Influence of the Classics on Chaucer" by Richard L. Hoffman; "Chaucer and Astrology" by Chauncey Wood; "The Design of the Canterbury Tales by Charles A Owen, Jr.; "The General Prologue" by Thomas A. Kirby; "The Tales of Romance" by J. Burke Severs; The Fabliaux by D.S. Brewer; "Allegory in the Canterbury Tales" by Robert P. Miller; "Modes of Irony in the Canterbury Tales" by Vance Ramsey; "The Lyrics" by Rossell Hope Robbins; "The Book of the Duchess" by D. W. Robertson, Jr.; "The House of Fame" by Laurence K. Shook; "The Parliament of Fowls" by Donald C. Baker; "Troilus and Criseyde" by John P. McCall; and "The Legend of Good Women" by John H. Fisher.
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