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Testaments pour rire

Testaments facétieux et polémiques dans la littérature d'Ancien Régime (1465-1799)

Edited by Pierre SERVET, Marie-Hélène SERVET-PRAT
Deux volume de 926+866 pages ISBN tome I: 978-2-600-01782-4; ISBN tome II: 978-2-600-01783-1

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Pierre and Marie-Hélène Servet present the first collective critical edition of more than 90 testaments (mainly fictional) written in the tradition of the work of Villon between the end of the 15th century and the end of the 18th century. These texts, which previously have been unpublished or only accessible with difficulty, are accompanied by a critical apparatus that contextualizes them and sheds indispensable historical, literary, linguistic, and editorial light on them. This volume's general introduction puts forward a profound reflection on the juridical and literary sources and the facetious and/or polemical orientation of these texts, on the diversity of their registers and ideologies, and on their regroupings and evolution through pamphlet-rich periods (the Wars of Religion, the Mazarinades, the phases of the Revolution). This edition thus brings to light the existence of a new literary genre, its evolution, its apogee, and its decline. It also offers a more general reflection on polemical literature and on the functioning of literary life through rewriting and reprinting. Finally, it opens up perspectives on the subversion of forms and genres through polemical writing.

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Testaments pour rire

Testaments pour rire

Pierre and Marie-Hélène Servet present the first collective critical edition of more than 90 testaments (mainly fictional) written in the tradition of the work of Villon between the end of the 15th century and the end of the 18th century...

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Title Testaments pour rire
Subtitle Testaments facétieux et polémiques dans la littérature d'Ancien Régime (1465-1799)
Edition First Edition
Volume 625
Edited by Pierre SERVET, Marie-Hélène SERVET-PRAT
ISSN 0257-4063
Issue 1
Language Français
Title First Published 10/1/2013
Includes Index
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01640-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600016407
Reference no. 1-625
Publication Date 10/1/2013
Nb of pages 1792
Illustrations 12 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white, Illustrations, color
Dimensions 115 x 180 cm
Weight 1295 gr
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