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By Keith Busby, Keith Busby, Roger Dalrymple

ISBN-10: 0859917452

ISBN-13: 9780859917452

The texts analyzed underline the vast dissemination of the Arthurian tale in medieval and post-medieval Europe, from Scotland to Italy, whereas many of the analyses of the manifestations of comedy refute the inspiration of romance as a humourless style. certainly, the comedian remedy of traditional subject matters and motifs seems to be not just attribute of later romance yet an important part of the style from its beginnings and from its earliest improvement. Authors of Arthurian romance, from Chr?tien de Troyes to Malory, writing in French, Italian, heart Dutch, and center English, and the creators of an Irish prose-tale, all query the elemental assumptions of romance and romance values in the course of the medium of comedy. The subject matter of comedy in Arthurian romance has been built from the orignal consultation on the Arthurian Congress in Toulouse.

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Les inversions et les reprises sont systématiques: c’est le père et non la mère du héros qui veut le retenir, le jeu sur la luminosité des armes se déplace des armes des chevaliers rencontrés dans la forêt, étincelantes chez Chrétien, vers les armes rouillées que Fergus trouve chez son père (vv. ). Le héros est un ‘nice’ (vv. ) qui fait sans cesse référence à son père et ne veut pas laisser ses vieux vêtements (vv. 1165–67), comme Perceval qui ne veut pas abandonner sa grosse chemise de chanvre (vv.

Niniane, à qui Lunete l’a présenté, tombe amoureuse de lui et lui apprend ‘maintes merveilles que Merlins li ot aprises’ (p. 126): ‘ensi menerent longuement molt bone vie li dui cosin avec les deux cosines’. C’est parce que Merlin veut les séparer qu’il envoie Calogrenant à la Fontaine. La digression se termine par une longue intervention du narrateur qui multiplie les proverbes au sujet de la folie de l’enchanteur,45 et qui dérive vers un développement faisant référence à la Sainte Escriture et à Gautier Map (p.

XXXVIss. (sur le nom, le nain, la robe, le verger, la chasse à l’animal blanc, l’épreuve de l’épervier, la Joie de la Cour, la liste de chevaliers). 51 Voir M. A. Freeman, ‘Fergus: Parody and the Arthurian Tradition’, French Forum 8 (1983), pp. 197–215, et D. D. R. Owen, ‘The Craft of Guillaume Le Clerc’s Fergus’, dans The Craft of Fiction: Essays in Medieval Poetics, éd. L. A. Arrathoon (Rochester, 1984), pp. 47–82; K. L. Gravdal, Vilain and courtois: Transgressive Parody in French Literature of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (Lincoln et Londres, 1989), pp.

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