Extimacy in the Miller's Tale

@inproceedings{Aloni2006ExtimacyIT,
  title={Extimacy in the Miller's Tale},
  author={Gila Aloni},
  year={2006}
}
In the Miller's Tale, a story of a man whose cuckolding by his tenant is exposed to his community, the category of privacy appears frequently: the words pryvetee, privy, and prively appear thirteen times in the course of the tale. But the way in which privacy is fictionalized in the tale requires that it be discussed not as a separate category connected with the concept of intimacy and opposed to the category of the public, but rather as part of a structure in which inside and outside always… CONTINUE READING

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