Influence of

Geoffrey Chaucer



  • Bob Spitz. The Beatles. The Biography, p. 84. Little Brown and Company (New York)(2005).  
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McCartney read Chaucer "in its original Middle English". (Spitz,p. 84). McCartney's first interest in this writer is to be attributed to the influence of Alan Durband, a literary critic he knew based in Liverpool like him. "Indeed, Paul's grasp of Durband's lessons would be showcased in those early Beatles lyrics" (p. 84)

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