Poets as Players: Theme and Variation in Late Medieval French Poetry

Poets as Players Theme and Variation in Late Medieval French Poetry In close readings of a wide range of texts significant during their own time but little studied today the author presents a new view of late medieval French poetry in all its subtle variety its quirk

  • Title: Poets as Players: Theme and Variation in Late Medieval French Poetry
  • Author: Leonard Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780804718288
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In close readings of a wide range of texts significant during their own time but little studied today, the author presents a new view of late medieval French poetry in all its subtle variety its quirkiness, its sumptuous and acrobatic rhyming, its frequent moral seriousness, its occasional bawdiness, and the ambiguities of its authorial I The book is centered on the riIn close readings of a wide range of texts significant during their own time but little studied today, the author presents a new view of late medieval French poetry in all its subtle variety its quirkiness, its sumptuous and acrobatic rhyming, its frequent moral seriousness, its occasional bawdiness, and the ambiguities of its authorial I The book is centered on the rich metaphor of poetry as play a joyous activity, a game in which both the poet and the public may be players The number of word games is legion, and the late medieval poets play different kinds involving puns, rhymes, riddles, sexual jokes, irony, and ambiguity Sometimes the game is blindman s buff, where the poet s identity is hidden, changed, multiplied Some poems are farces or high comedy others are morality plays, in which the poet casts himself as a player Identifying the role played by the poet, the place of his or her I in its various embodiments, is a major concern in the reading of the texts Guillaume de Machaut serves as the first player of the poetic game and, particularly in his ballades, as a kind of magister ludi, who is the source of the rules.

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