A Companion to Marie de France (Brill's Companions to the by Logan E. Whalen PDF

By Logan E. Whalen

ISBN-10: 900420217X

ISBN-13: 9789004202177

After approximately 8 centuries and masses examine and writing on Marie de France, the one biographical info we all know approximately her, with any measure of simple task, is that she used to be from France and wrote for the Anglo-Angevin courtroom of Henry II. but Marie de France is still this day the most well-liked literary voices of the tip of the twelfth century and used to be the 1st lady of letters to put in writing in French. The chapters during this e-book are composed by way of students who've really expert in Marie de France reviews, as a rule for a few years. supplying conventional perspectives along new serious views, the authors talk about many various elements of her poetics.

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8 See Laurence Harf-Lancner, Les Fées au Moyen Age: Morgan et Mélusine, la naissance des fées (Paris, 1984), especially pp. 250–54 and 222–41 for Guigemar. T. Holmes proposed a Breton formation from dihud through a 34 emanuel j. mickel, jr. Moreau affirms that the names Muldumarec and Yonec are certainly Breton even if they are more likely from Bretagne la Menor than Wales, the setting of the lai. Bisclavret and Laüstic are both set in Bretagne, and both have names derived from Breton. W. 12 In Laüstic, set at Seint Mallo, Marie explains that laüstic means russignol in French and nihtegale in English, and in Eliduc the names of both women, Guilliadun and Guildelüec, seem to be Breton names, especially the name Guildelüec, which all seem to accept.

15. ” She has noticed that vérité also makes a fairly frequent appearance in the opening and closing commentaries to the lais. Marie uses terms that express “truth” in the prologues to Guigemar (verrais, v. 19) and Eliduc (verité, v. 4), in the epilogue to Bisclavret (veraie, v. 317), and in the prologue and epilogue to Chevrefoil (verité, vv. 3 and 117). She also expresses the sentiment through constructions such as cum dit vus ai (Equitan, v. 311 and Les Deus Amanz, v. 243), n’en dutez mie (Bisclavret, v.

S. 3 (2005), 7–22, here 7. 39 18 logan e. whalen Ki mort la gent par traïsun. Nel voil mie pur ceo leissier, Si gangleür u losengier Le me volent a mal turner; Ceo est lur dreit de mesparler. (vv. 5–18, my emphasis) [Those who gain a good reputation should be commended, but when there exists in a country a man or woman of great renown, people who are envious of their abilities frequently speak insultingly of them in order to damage this reputation. Thus they start acting like a vicious, cowardly, treacherous dog which will bite others out of malice.

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