The Resource Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley

Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley

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Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture
Title
Critical tales
Title remainder
new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley
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Language
eng
Summary
Appearing in print for the first time in 1558, the book that we now know as the Heptameron is the work of Marguerite, Queen of Navarre. Left incomplete, but clearly modeled on Boccaccio's Decameron, the Heptameron consists of a frame narrative and seventy-two tales told by five men and five women characters in the shady meadow at Notre Dame de Sarrance. As John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley contend in their introduction to this volume, the tales of the Heptameron portray the conflicts, ruptures, and upheavals that agitated early modern French society. They present a forum in which different elements of Renaissance and Reformation culture meet and, at times, collide. Contradictory suppositions about men and women are easily discerned behind almost all of the stories, and the discussions among the fictional storytellers represent attitudes both feminist and misogynist, masculinist and misandrous. Less oppositional are the religious conflicts among the storytellers; some are less ardently religious while others are concerned with the corporeal rather than the spiritual. The stories of the Heptameron are often cautionary tales about the corruption of the late medieval church, about decadent priests and monks, or about the unfortunate faithful whose belief in the efficacy of good works for salvation leads to disaster and death. The conflicts of the Reformation loom over the Heptameron not just as the origin of its ideological tensions, but also as a prominent symptom of the larger, related disruptions that marked sixteenth-century Europe. Provocative and wide-ranging, appealing to specialists in numerous fields, Critical Tales is the first collective volume of studies in English on the Heptameron. The authors - Robert D. Cottrell, Hope Glidden, Marcel Tetel, Donald Stone, Tone Conley, Michel Jeanneret, Cathleen M. Bauschatz, Francois Cornilliat and Ullrich Langer, Mary B. McKinley, Philippe de Lajarte, Andre Tournon, Daniel Russell, Francois Rigolot, Paula Sommers, and Edwin M. Duval - present different approaches to Marguerite de Navarre's tales, dealing with such topics as confession, rape, the impact of printing on knowledge and narrative, narrative theory, and androgyny. The contributors to Critical Tales, like the storytellers of the Heptameron, are not afraid to challenge the critical establishment and one another. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of French and comparative literature and women's studies
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1631.H4
LC item number
C75 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lyons, John D.
  • McKinley, Mary B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marguerite
  • Margarete
  • Margarete <Navarra, Königin
  • Women and literature
  • French language
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Love stories, French
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Literary form
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • French language
  • Literary form
  • Romance fiction, French
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Women and literature
  • Heptaméron (Valois)
  • Rezeption
  • France
Label
Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inmost Cravings / Robert D. Cottrell -- Gender, Essence, and the Feminine (Heptameron 43) / Hope Glidden -- The rhetoric of lyricism in the "Heptameron" / Marcel Tetel -- "La Malice de hommes" / Donald Stone -- The graphics of dissimulation / Tom Conley -- Modular narrative and the crisis of interpretation / Michel Jeanneret -- "Voyla̓, mes dames ..." / Cathleen M. Bauschatz -- Naked narrator / Franc̜ois Cornilliat and Ullrich Langer -- Telling secrets / Mary B. McKinley -- The voice of the narrators in Marguerite de Navarre's tales / Philippe De Lajarte -- Rules of the game / André Tournon -- Some ways of structuring character in the "Heptameron" / Daniel Russell -- The Heptameron and the "Magdalen controversy" / Franc̜ois Rigolot -- Writing the body / Paula Sommers -- "Et puis, quelles nouvelles?" / Edwin M. Duval
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812232066
Lccn
93026575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28422229
  • (OCoLC)ocm28422229
Label
Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inmost Cravings / Robert D. Cottrell -- Gender, Essence, and the Feminine (Heptameron 43) / Hope Glidden -- The rhetoric of lyricism in the "Heptameron" / Marcel Tetel -- "La Malice de hommes" / Donald Stone -- The graphics of dissimulation / Tom Conley -- Modular narrative and the crisis of interpretation / Michel Jeanneret -- "Voyla̓, mes dames ..." / Cathleen M. Bauschatz -- Naked narrator / Franc̜ois Cornilliat and Ullrich Langer -- Telling secrets / Mary B. McKinley -- The voice of the narrators in Marguerite de Navarre's tales / Philippe De Lajarte -- Rules of the game / André Tournon -- Some ways of structuring character in the "Heptameron" / Daniel Russell -- The Heptameron and the "Magdalen controversy" / Franc̜ois Rigolot -- Writing the body / Paula Sommers -- "Et puis, quelles nouvelles?" / Edwin M. Duval
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812232066
Lccn
93026575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28422229
  • (OCoLC)ocm28422229

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