So Much for Anonymity

July 20th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

As it turns out, our mental image of Geoffrey Chaucer was largely formed by Paul Bettany in A Knight’s Tale. Yeah, we’re the type who is perfectly comfortable picturing Chaucer naked. But, as they say, behind every good man is his scribe. Now we’re not sure Adam Pinkhurst would have ever considered himself anonymous — how was he to know The Canterbury Tales would survive through the ages — but now he’s been revealed as the scrivener of Chaucer (though, perhaps, not a perfect scribe, but who is, really?).

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