Marie de France and the Poetics of Memory

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CUA Press, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 208 pages
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Marie de France and the Poetics of Memory presents the first exhaustive treatment of the rhetorical use of description and memory in all the narrative works of the late 12th-century poet, Marie de France--the first woman to compose literary texts in French.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Marie de Frances Rhetorical Foundation
9
2 The Prologues and the Epilogues
35
3 The Lais
61
4 The Fables
103
5 The Espurgatoire seint Patriz and La vie seinte Audree
137
Conclusion
175
Appendix A Priscians Institutiones grammaticae and Praeexercitamina
181
Appendix B Table of Extant Medieval Manuscripts of Marie de Frances Isopet
184
Bibliography
187
Index
199
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Logan E. Whalen is associate professor of French at the University of Oklahoma.

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