`How he symplicius Gallus...': Alison of Bath's name-calling, or `The Taming of the Shrewed'

Spearman, Alan
December 1994
Chaucer Review;1994, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines the way The Wife of Bath in English author Geoffrey Chaucer's tale uses proper and common names throughout her Prologue. Logical and argumentative strategies of the prologue; Manipulation of the proper name `Synplicius Gallus'; Significance of changing the name from Sulpicius Gallus to Symplicius Gallus.


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