Devil Take the Hindmost: Chaucer, John Gay, and the Pecuniary Anus. Journal Article uri icon



  • This article focuses on the issue of scatology on several literary works of Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English literature. According to the author, the literary obscenities in "The Canterbury Tales" have always been a problematic for critics for medieval readers. Furthermore, the article reviews various works of Chaucer and John Gay, English poet and dramatist, that depict scatological figures and satiric functions of classical poetry.

publication date

  • July 1, 2006

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  • Beechy T

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