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Canterbury Tales
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The Canterbury Tales

141 pages; Bloomsbury USA
It's hard to know what the Middle English poet would make of seeing the Wife of Bath astride a motorcycle in this graphic novel based on his classic. But cartoonist Chwast (who last subjected Dante's Divine Comedy to the same cheeky treatment) is clearly having such a good time, his work is less blasphemy than a blast.