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Robert R. Edwards

Robert R. Edwards is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity, The Dream of Chaucer: Representation and Reflection in Chaucer’s Early Narrative, Ratio and Invention: A Study of Medieval Lyric and Narrative, and The Montecassino Passion and the Poetics of Medieval Drama. He is the editor of John Lydgate’s Siege of Thebes and Troy Book: Selections and the editor and translator of The Poetry of Guido Guinizelli. He has edited essay collections on late-medieval English narrative and co-edited collections on marriage, friendship, and sexuality in the Middle Ages. Edwards has held fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Humanities Center, Mellon Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. His previous book from Palgrave Macmillan, Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2002.

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The Flight from Desire
Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer

Palgrave Macmillan
This book examine the complex interplay of love doctrines and sexual desire in key medieval texts from the Augustinian and Ovidian traditions.
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Chaucer and Boccaccio
Antiquity and Modernity

Palgrave Macmillan
This book examines Chaucer's reading of Boccaccio and his representatin of antiquity and modernity in the late Middle Ages.
Robert R. Edwards

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