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Thomas Becket (Paperback)

Author:  Anne Duggan
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0340741384
ISBN-13: 9780340741382
Sku: 30696547
Publish Date: 8/18/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
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The allure behind the mysterious figure of Thomas Becket has remained enduring: he was the centerpiece of Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales; and in our own time, he has resonated with T.S. Eliot, Jean Anouilh, and even Hollywood. The construction and deconstruction of Becket''s reputation is central to this provocative new study, which investigates whether the popular conception of Becket is a result of valid assessments of the man and his cause, or a product of a carefully constructed myth.
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The construction and deconstruction of Becket's reputation is central to this provocative new study. The cult of Becket has remained enduring: it was the centerpiece of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; and in our own time it has carried powerful enough resonance to generate interpretations from T.S. Eliot, Jean Anouilh, and indeed Hollywood. This book investigates whether the popular conception of Becket through the ages is a result of valid assessments of the man and his cause, or a product of a carefully constructed myth, and how far can one correct for the bias and reach the truth.
The allure behind the mysterious figure of Thomas Becket has remained enduring: he was the centerpiece of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; and in our own time, he has resonated with T.S. Eliot, Jean Anouilh, and even Hollywood. The construction and deconstruction of Becket's reputation is central to this provocative new study, which investigates whether the popular conception of Becket is a result of valid assessments of the man and his cause, or a product of a carefully constructed myth.

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Times Literary Supplement
"This is a book that should become compulsory reading for anyone who wishes to understand the most famous and still the most controversial of England's saints." - Nicholas Vincent 04/15/2005
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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