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Cuentos de Canterbury
Cuentos de Canterbury
Cuentos de Canterbury
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Cuentos de Canterbury

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Este ebook presenta "Los cuentos de Canterbury" con un sumario dinámico y detallado. Geoffrey Chaucer escribió, a finales del siglo XIV, una recopilación de relatos en verso titulados Cuentos de Canterbury, que reflejan una gran influencia de Boccaccio ya que, como en El Decamerón, hay un hilo argumental: un grupo de personajes representativos de la Inglaterra de la época -un caballero, un estudiante, una monja, un campesino rico, un fraile, un mercader, etc.- peregrinan juntos desde Londres al santuario de Santo Tomás de Canterbury, y para amenizar el viaje, relatan historias. La procedencia de los cuentos es variada y hay ejemplos de todas las tradiciones artísticas medievales. El estilo que presentan los relatos consiguió que la lengua inglesa se afianzara como una importante lengua literaria. Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 - 1400), fue un escritor, filósofo, diplomático y poeta inglés, conocido sobre todo por ser autor de los Cuentos de Canterbury. También alcanzó fama durante su vida como alquimista. Está considerado como el poeta inglés más importante de la Edad Media y fue el primero sepultado en el Rincón de los poetas de la Abadía de Westminster.
LanguageEspañol
PublisherSharp Ink
Release dateOct 30, 2023
ISBN9788028323974
Cuentos de Canterbury
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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (1340s-1400) was an English poet and civil servant. Born in London to a family of wealthy vintners, Chaucer became a page to a noblewoman as a teenager, gaining access to the court of King Edward III. He served in the English army at the beginning of the Hundred Years’ War, was captured during the siege of Rheims, and returned to England after a sizeable ransom was paid by the king. Afterward, he travelled throughout Europe, married Philippa de Roet—with whom he had four children—and eventually settled in London to study law. In 1367, Chaucer joined the royal court of Edward III, serving in a variety of roles while also writing his earliest known poem, The Book of the Duchess. In 1373, following a military expedition in Picardy, he visited Genoa and Florence where he is believed to have met both Petrarch and Boccaccio, who introduced him to the Italian poetry that would heavily influence the form and content of his own work. Chaucer was appointed to the role of comptroller of customs for the port of London in 1374, a position he would hold for the next twelve years. He is believed to have written The Canterbury Tales—his most important work and an early masterpiece of English literature—in the early 1380s, was appointed clerk of the king’s works in 1389, and, in the last decade of his life, lived on an annual pension granted him by King Richard II. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, and is recognized today as the father of English literature.

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