Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Northwestern University Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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Map of Villon's Paris
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My first thanks are to Nancy Freeman Regalado, professor emerita of French at New York University, lifelong Villon scholar, and author of an enduringly influential body of work on Villon. Nancy introduced me to Villon sixteen years ago, and in the years since has been a boundlessly generous teacher, adviser, mentor, and friend. In the course of preparing ...
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The priest died from his knife wound, or perhaps from the next blow, a rock to the face, but the young man who knifed himâ€”nobody contested itâ€”went free. He fled at first, then received a pardon from the king, and went on to write some of the most hilarious, scathing, tender, and vibrant lines in medieval literature. The young man with the quick blade and ...
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This set of sixteen poems is, in a sense, a modern assemblage: none of the medieval manuscripts or printed books that serve as our earliest record of Villonâ€™s work contains all these poems together. Some can be attrib-uted very confidently to Villon, while a few leave considerable room for doubt. As far as we know, Villon did not give these poems any titles. In ...
Le débat de Villon et de son coeur/Villon’s Debate with His Heart
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Je meurs de seuf auprés de la fontaine/I Die of Thirst at the Fountain’s Edge
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Ballade franco-latine/Advice for the Groom
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...quod astutior can blunder, [that even a comparatively astute man]...
Ballade contre les ennemis de la France/Ballade Against the Enemies of France
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Le Quatrain que feit Villon quant il fut jugé a mourir/The Quatrain That Villon Made When He Was Condemned to Die
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La Question que feist Villon au clerc du guiche/Now What Do You Think of My Appeal?
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La Louenge que feist Villon a la Court/The Praise That Villon Gave to the Court
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Notes: A Companion to the Poems
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Page Count: 256
Publication Year: 2013
Volume Title: 1