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Idleness working [electronic resource] : the discourse of love's labor from Ovid through Chaucer and Gower / Gregory M. Sadlek.

By: Sadlek, Gregory M, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xii, 298 p.).ISBN: 9780813216522 (electronic bk.); 0813216524 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism | Literature, Medieval -- Roman influences | Love in literature | Work in literature | Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation | Guillaume, de Lorris, active 1230. Roman de la rose | Alanus, de Insulis, -1202. De planctu naturae | Andr�e, le chapelain. De amore et amoris remedio | Gower, John, 1325?-1408. Confessio Amantis | Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. Ars amatoria | Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. -- Influence | Liefde | Arbeid | Letterkunde | Chaucer, Geoffrey, m. 1400 -- Critique et interpr�etation | Guillaume, de Lorris, �epoque 1230. Roman de la Rose | Alain, de Lille, m. 1202. De planctu naturae | Andr�e, le chapelain. De amore et amoris remedio | Gower, John, 1325?-1408. Confessio amantis | Ovide, 43 av. J.-C.-17 ou 18. Ars amatoria | Ovide, 43 av. J.-C.-17 ou 18 -- Influence | Litt�erature m�edi�evale -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature m�edi�evale -- Influence romaine | Amour dans la litt�erature | Paresse dans la litt�erature | Travail dans la litt�erature | Alanus <ab Insulis> | Andreas <Capellanus> | Ovidius Naso, Publius | Gower, John | Guillaume <de Lorris> | De amore et de amoris remedio | Confessio amantis | De planctu naturae | Roman de la rose | Rezeption | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LiteraryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Idleness working.DDC classification: 809/.933543 Other classification: 17.93 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The discourse of love's labor and its cultural contexts -- Labor omnia vincit: Roman attitudes toward work and leisure and the discourse of love's labor in Ovid's Ars amatoria -- Noble servitium: aspects of labor ideology in the Christian middle ages and love's labor in the De amore of Andreas Capellanus -- Homo artifex: monastic labor ideologies, urban labor, and love's labor in Alan of Lille's De planctu naturae -- Repose travaillant: the discourse of love's labor in the Roman de la rose -- The vice of Acedia and the gentil occupacion in Gower's Confessio amantis -- Love's bysynesse in Chaucer's amatory fiction.
Review: "Inspired by the critical theories of M. M. Bakhtin, Idleness Working is a groundbreaking study of key works in the Western literature of love from Classical Rome to the late Middle Ages. The study focuses on the evolution of the ideologically-saturated discourse of love's labor contained in these works and thus explores them in context of ancient and medieval theories of labor and leisure, which themselves are seen to evolve through the course of Western history. What emerges from this study is a fresh appreciation and deepened understanding of such well-known classics of love literature as Ovid's Ars amatoria, Andreas Capellanus' De amore, Alan of Lille's Complaint of Nature, Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun's Roman de la rose. John Gower's Confessio Amantis, and Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-281) and indexes.

The discourse of love's labor and its cultural contexts -- Labor omnia vincit: Roman attitudes toward work and leisure and the discourse of love's labor in Ovid's Ars amatoria -- Noble servitium: aspects of labor ideology in the Christian middle ages and love's labor in the De amore of Andreas Capellanus -- Homo artifex: monastic labor ideologies, urban labor, and love's labor in Alan of Lille's De planctu naturae -- Repose travaillant: the discourse of love's labor in the Roman de la rose -- The vice of Acedia and the gentil occupacion in Gower's Confessio amantis -- Love's bysynesse in Chaucer's amatory fiction.

"Inspired by the critical theories of M. M. Bakhtin, Idleness Working is a groundbreaking study of key works in the Western literature of love from Classical Rome to the late Middle Ages. The study focuses on the evolution of the ideologically-saturated discourse of love's labor contained in these works and thus explores them in context of ancient and medieval theories of labor and leisure, which themselves are seen to evolve through the course of Western history. What emerges from this study is a fresh appreciation and deepened understanding of such well-known classics of love literature as Ovid's Ars amatoria, Andreas Capellanus' De amore, Alan of Lille's Complaint of Nature, Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun's Roman de la rose. John Gower's Confessio Amantis, and Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde."--BOOK JACKET.

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