Chapter: English Literature During The Middle Ages
When running gags collide!
So yeah, what we have here is Robert Henryson, a dude that basically just retold Chaucer stories, only worse and with crappy morals tacked onto the end of each tale. And do you remember way back when I was dissing Marie de France for spelling out explicitly what her stories were supposed to mean? She did so in a few lines. Henryson spends, no kidding, four entire stanzas explaining the moral of this story. It's pretty ridiculous. Luckily for me, the Norton devotes very few pages to the man, so tomorrow we'll be moving on already. Yippee.
Author: Robert Henryson • Year: c. 1480 • Info:Wikipedia