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The poetry of François Villon : text and context

Author: Jane H M Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge studies in French.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book casts new light on the work of Francois Villon, one of the most famous but least understood poets of the later Middle Ages. Traditionally Villon has been viewed by scholars as an alienated outsider in his own time, whose work was in many respects derivative and commonplace. Jane Taylor instead points to the flair and originality of Villon's poetry, and the urgency and brilliance of his poetic dialogue
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: François Villon; François Villon; François Villon; François Villon; François Villon; François Villon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane H M Taylor
ISBN: 0521792703 9780521792707
OCLC Number: 44802825
Description: xii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Painted eloquence and serious games --
'Dancing in a maske': constructing identity in the Testament --
Spoken by men of old: the Ballades du temps jadis --
Love well weighed up: Villon's Belle Hëaulmiere --
Keenness of observation: Les Contredictz de Franc Gontier --
The name of a man: La Ballade de la Grosse Margot --
Pomegranates in flower: Ballade pour Robert d'Estouteville.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in French.
Responsibility: Jane H.M. Taylor.
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Taylor explores the work of Francois Villon and his relationship to his predecessors and contemporaries.  Read more...

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'Taylor's exuberant verbal acrobatics are infectious and often convincing.' The Times Literary Supplement

 
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