Troubadours and Irony by Simon GauntTroubadours and Irony by Simon Gaunt

Troubadours and Irony

bySimon Gaunt

Paperback | January 28, 2008

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From Petrarch and Dante to Pound and Eliot, the influence of the troubadours on European poetry has been profound. They have rightly stimulated a vast amount of critical writing, but the majority of modern critics see the troubadour tradition as a corpus of earnestly serious and confessional love poetry, with little or no humour. Troubadours and Irony re-examines the work of five early troubadours, namely Marcabru, Bernart Marti, Peire d'Alvernha, Raimbaut d'Aurenga and Giraut de Borneil, to argue that the courtly poetry of southern France in the twelfth century was permeated with irony and that many troubadour songs were playful, laced with humorous sexual innuendo and far from serious; attention is also drawn to the large corpus of texts that are not love poems, but comic or satirical songs.
Title:Troubadours and IronyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:January 28, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521058481

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Irony medieval and modern; 2. Marcabru; 3. Bernart Marti; 4. Peire d'Alvernha; 5. Raimbaut d'Aurenga; Giraut de Borneil; Conclusion.