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The Fabliaux

A New Verse Translation

Bawdier than The Canterbury Tales, The Fabliaux is the first major English translation of the most scandalous and irreverent poetry in Western literature.


Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotic and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, The Fabliaux depicts priapic priests, randy wives, and their cuckolded husbands in tales that are shocking even by today’s standards. Chaucer and Boccaccio borrowed heavily from these riotous tales, which were the wit of the common man rebelling against the aristocracy and Church in matters of food, money, and sex. Containing 69 poems with a parallel Old French text, The Fabliaux comes to life in a way that has never been done in nearly eight hundred years.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • 841.0308 Fab, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780871403575


Format: Book
Summary: The first major English translation of the most scandalous and irreverent poetry in Western literature. Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotic and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, the Fabliaux depict priapic priests, randy wives, and their cuckolded husbands in tales that are shocking even by today's standards. Chaucer and Boccaccio borrowed heavily from these riotous tales, which were the wit of the common man rebelling against the aristocracy and Church in matters of food, money, and sex. Containing 69 poems with a parallel Old French text, The Fabliaux reproduces the world and feeling of the medieval tale.--From publisher description.
Title: The fabliaux : a new verse translation / translated by Nathaniel E. Dubin ; introduction by R. Howard Bloch.
Publisher Date: New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Subject: Fabliaux -- Translations into English. French poetry -- To 1500 -- Translations into English. Fabliaux. French poetry -- To 1500.
Isbn: 9780871403575 (hardcover) 0871403579 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 841.0308 Fab
Oclc: 851559712
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Bib Id: 440189

Format: Book
Summary: The first major English translation of the most scandalous and irreverent poetry in Western literature. Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotic and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, the Fabliaux depict priapic priests, randy wives, and their cuckolded husbands in tales that are shocking even by today's standards. Chaucer and Boccaccio borrowed heavily from these riotous tales, which were the wit of the common man rebelling against the aristocracy and Church in matters of food, money, and sex. Containing 69 poems with a parallel Old French text, The Fabliaux reproduces the world and feeling of the medieval tale.--From publisher description.
Title: The fabliaux : a new verse translation / translated by Nathaniel E. Dubin ; introduction by R. Howard Bloch.
Publisher, Date: New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Description: xxxi, 982 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Fabliaux -- Translations into English.
Subjects: French poetry -- To 1500 -- Translations into English.
Subjects: Fabliaux.
Subjects: French poetry -- To 1500.
Other Author: Dubin, Nathaniel E., translator.
Other Author: Bloch, R. Howard
Notes: Poems in English with parallel Old French text.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2013002314
ISBN: 9780871403575 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0871403579 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 841.0308 Fab