A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg

By E. L. Konigsburg

Eleanor of Aquitaine has each cause to be  upset.

For centuries she's been  patiently looking ahead to her husband, King Henry II, to  meet her in Heaven. fortunately, she's sharing a cloud  with a few outdated neighbors who knew her whilst she and  Henry governed perfect. so long as they're jointly, they  might to boot gossip approximately outdated times--and quickly all  of Eleanor's adventures within the center a while spring  to lifestyles again.

Finally, simply when  they're approximately to renounce on Henry, Eleanor spots  three males floating towards them. in the end this  time, may possibly considered one of them be Henry?

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F. 32 Indeed, in a report in the Times Higher Education Supplement on the digitized Chaucer, Tony Durham and the subeditor are most excited about the possibility of authenticity, not textual fragmentation and uncertainty. "33 Many of these proposals for different kinds of texts, however, do indicate a crucial concession on the part of professional Chaucerians, who now seem willing to make it more difficult to read Chaucer, to hear Chaucer's voice. This is a dramatic departure from the textual traditions prevailing until recently, which have aimed to transcend the historical distance between Chaucer's voice and our own.

49 In more practical terms, the inculcation of a correct Chaucerian accent in the classroom has powerful ramifications for pedagogy and assessment. The desire for direct communication with the poet is rarely expressed overtly in contemporary criticism. It is generally displaced onto the desire to become the best reader of the work or author in question. In this way a community of readers is formed through a doubled sense of rivalry and solidarity among the members of that community, sanctioning some and restricting other versions of Chaucerian voice.

As most of these scholars concede, to represent Chaucer's text in 13 14 SPEAKING FOR CHAUCER these historically purer forms would price them out of the reach of students and would alienate the general reader unconcerned with the textual scruples of the professional Chaucerian. "30 In all likelihood, fully digitized and hypertext editions such as those produced by The Canterbury Tales Project under the direction of Peter Robinson and N. F. 32 Indeed, in a report in the Times Higher Education Supplement on the digitized Chaucer, Tony Durham and the subeditor are most excited about the possibility of authenticity, not textual fragmentation and uncertainty.

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