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Fabliaux

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ISBN-10: 0871403579

ISBN-13: 9780871403575

Edition: 2013

Authors: Nathaniel E. Dubin, R. Howard Bloch

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“Like Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf, Nathaniel Dubin’s The Fabliaux reproduces the world and the feeling of the medieval tale . . . that travels joyfully from the Middle Ages to the present,” writes R. Howard Bloch. Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown yet deeply influential 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 and hilarious even by today’s standards. Chaucer and Boccacio borrowed heavily from these riotous tales, which were the wit of…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 6/10/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1024
Size: 5.12" wide x 8.07" long x 1.97" tall
Weight: 1.694