Eustache Deschamps

Eustache Deschamps : Selected Poems

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Eustache Deschamps studied under the tutelage of Guillaume de Marchault, traveled in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt-where he was said to have been made a slave-and eventually become recognized as one of the great French medieval poets. He was the first writer to dissociate lyric poetry from its musical setting and his witty perceptions comment on nearly all aspects of daily life: from women's underwear to gluttonous diners, from praise of famous writers to scorn for the unscrupulous of all ranks, from the delights of youth to the horrors of war. This volume provides facing-page, dual-language translations of Deschamps engaging, amusing, and accessible poems, gleaning from the mountains of verse the poems, gleaning from the mountains of verse the most edifying and historically relevant. Copious notes, glossaries, and a full bibliography enhance this elegant translation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.97mm | 489g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 113899362X
  • 9781138993624

Table of contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Life
Artistic Achievement
Influence
Selection Priciples
Editorial Policy for the Texts and Translations
Deschamps' Metrical Forms
Rhyme
Deschamps' Language
Performance
The Presentation of the Poem
Poet's Introduction
Poems
About the Collaborators
Bibliography
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