Reading Classical Authors in Capgrave's 'Life of St Katherine'

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James, Sarah;
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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In this essay I argue that Capgrave engages not only with Chaucer, but with classical texts - notably Virgil's 'Georgics' - at crucial points in his narrative of the life of St Katherine, utilising her sanctity as a means of developing a new kind of literariness.
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