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Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343—1400) poet and administrator

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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With one arguable exception, none of the manuscripts of Chaucer's writing was written by the poet himself (the possible exception

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Neither the date nor the place of Chaucer's birth are known for certain. Since in 1386 he described himself as

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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(see also book). If the poet's private life remains much more elusive than his public life, we can

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(to the earlier 20th c.). ‘No other author has been commented on in English so regularly and extensively over so

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since 1930. The year 1933 can be taken, conveniently if rather arbitrarily, as the date when ‘modern’ criticism of

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