The articles in Hope and Healing reveal John Gower's interest in an inclusive approach to human suffering, but also a clear-eyed look at its suffering. The experience of Amans in the Confessio Amantis, exiled from the love court of Venus, represents a powerful vision of love-agony as a central form of human suffering, not a cliche of love poetry.
"Gower in Exile,"
Accessus: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/accessus/vol7/iss1/8