Gabriel Josipovici, 17 April 1980
Show More Chaucer’s Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary by Terry Jones.
Weidenfeld, 319 pp., £8.95, January 1980, 0 297 77566 9Show More
Chaucer, Langland and the Creative Imagination by David Aers.
Routledge, 236 pp., £9.75, January 1980, 9780710003515Show More
The Golden Age: Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duc de Berry by Marcel Thomas.
Chatto, 120 pp., £12.50, January 1980, 0 7011 2471 7Show More
“... facts: he needs to provide us with an alternative theory of the general ‘idea’ of the work.* David Aers is altogether more ambitious and more theoretically self-aware than Terry Jones, but he too rides a hobby-horse too hard, and in the process grows deaf to tone. Aers’s central argument is that great poets ...”