Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Dernières Recherches Sur Villon

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Dernières Recherches Sur Villon

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Jean Dufoutnet, Dernières recherches sur Villon, Bibliothèque du XVe siècle 73 (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2008). 205 pp ISBN 978-2-745 3- 1672- 1. euro37.00. Let us hope that the title of this volume is profoundly misleading Professor Dufournet will surely not abandon the François Villon whom he has been pursuing for nearly half a century ... This miscellany of articles, on a broad variety of subjects across several centuries, shows precisely why M. Dufournet's panoramic expertise is a resource that we cannot afford to lose. Villon, here, is revivified from a multitude of viewpoints. The first chapter, for instance, explores him as part of the 'génération de Louis XI': the generation that M. Dufournet knows so well as the learned editor and commentator on Commynes's Mémoires. The second returns to the Villon of Thibaut d'Aussigny's 'dure prison' in Meung the episode in Villon's life that is the subject of the author's Recherches sur le Testament. …

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