The Flight from Desire

Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer

  • Authors
  • Robert R. Edwards

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert R. Edwards
    Pages 1-12
  3. Robert R. Edwards
    Pages 13-37
  4. Robert R. Edwards
    Pages 85-103
  5. Robert R. Edwards
    Pages 105-124
  6. Robert R. Edwards
    Pages 165-169
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-219

About this book


This book reformulates the master narrative of erotic discourse in medieval literature. Individual chapters offer fresh readings of the nature and claims of erotic attachments in Abelard and Heloise, Marie de France, Jean de Meun, Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer - writers profoundly influenced by Augustine and Ovid.


dialectic medieval literature Middle Ages nature novel Ovid

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