Chaucer and Langland: A Fellowship of Makers.
In response to arguments asserting the influence of L and/or PPl on Chaucer, Economou suggests that we consider the relationship of the two poets in terms of a fellowship, a term to encompass various levels of interaction: ‘being contemporaries […] sharing a common interest […] being companions, part of a company or society, or complementary individuals of a pair’ (p. 291). He discusses the potential of Chaucer’s knowledge of the A text in the social context of a London coterie, and notes the possible indebtedness of the conclusion to the Parson’s Prologue to the waking episode at the opening of PPl C.5.
Book rev. by:
- Laurie A. Finke, Arthuriana, 16 (2006), 83-84;
- Lisa J. Kiser, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 28 (2006), 334-7;
- shorter notice; no author listed, Medium Ævum, 75 (2006), 182.