Chaucer in Denmark

A Study of the Translation and Reception History 1782-2012

By Ebbe Klitgard

This study is an investigation of a subject never explored before: the translations and the reception in Denmark of the most important English poet from the Middle Ages - Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) - from the first appearance in 1782 of a transformation of one of his Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath's Tale - to the present day. The book analyzes the story of Chaucer in Denmark also as an exemplary study of the history of English education, culture, language, and literature in Denmark. It demonstrates that the cultural transmission of Chaucer is historically bound by the changing cultural ties between the English speaking world and Denmark. In this way, the story of Chaucer in Denmark becomes an illustrative and very complicated story of cultural change. (Series: University of Southern Denmark Studies in Literature - Vol. 60)

298 pages

Publication Date: 2/20/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788776747053