Semiotics of Deceit: The Pathelin Era

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Bucknell University Press, 1984 - Literary Criticism - 227 pages
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Deceit was a salient theme in medieval French drama, and nowhere was it developed to a higher degree than in the fifteenth-century comic masterpiece Maistre Pierre Pathelin, whose deceptive strategies have been praised for centuries for their astonishing variety and amazing human insight. This volume includes Alan Knight's admirably lucid and engaging translation of the drama, while the body of the work is devoted to Donald Maddox's critical analysis of it. Illustrated.

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Contents

Illustrations and Acknowledgments
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Semiopathelin IV
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Infrapathelin the Deceived Deceiver
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