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WHAT DOES FABLIAU MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A fabliau is a comic, often anonymous tale written by jongleurs in northeast France between ca. 1150 and 1400. They are generally characterized by an excessiveness of sexual and scatological obscenity. Several of them were reworked by Giovanni Boccaccio for the Decameron and by Geoffrey Chaucer for his Canterbury Tales. Some 150 French fabliaux are extant, the number depending on how narrowly fabliau is defined. According to R. Howard Bloch, fabliaux are the first expression of literary realism in Europe. Some nineteenth-century scholars, most notably Gaston Paris, argue that fabliaux originally come from the Orient and were brought to the West by returning crusaders...
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FABLIAU» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FABLIAU»
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The Fabliaux: Tales of Wit and Deception
This is an interesting book that provides a sane analysis of the relation between form and meaning in the fabliaux.
Mary Jane Stearns Schenck, 1987
The fabliau in English
Fabliaux constitute one of the most entertaining genres in medieval literature.
John Hines, 1993
A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature
placement in the fable rather than the fabliau genre, but its focus on the genre-
defining husband-wife-lover triangle should justify its consideration here as a
fabliau. Here too the less-than-serious "moral" with which the Manciple
concludes his ...
Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin, 2002
Logic and Humour in the Fabliaux: An Essay in Applied ...
all fabliaux, and in conjunction with traditional criteria it suffices to establish a
comprehensive and generically uniform fabliau canon. The canon thus
predicated does not require any fundamental revision of the fabliau corpus
suggested by the ...
Roy Pearcy, 2007
The Early Renaissance
the fabliau, . . . this ideal form is seen in only a few tales. Some fabliaux use only
part of the sequence, stopping after the Misdeed. The majority of the tales
elaborate upon this basic sequence, repeating functions and cycles through an ...
Paul Maurice Clogan, 1987
The Medieval Poet and His World
6 THE RISE OF THE MEDIEVAL FABLIAU: LATIN AND VERNACULAR
EVIDENCE * I. Introductory What are we looking for when we discuss the origins
of the medieval fabliau? In what ways can the Latin evidence help to illuminate
Peter Dronke, 1984
The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600
FABLIAU. The term fabliau (pl. fabliaux) refers to a comic tale that was especially
popular in the Norman and Picardy regions of France during the 13th century.
Generally, the fabliau is a short comical or satirical tale written in verse and
Michelle M. Sauer, 2008
The Spenser Encyclopedia
fabliau 258 become still harder for later readers to interpret with certainty. In
Spenser's longer fables in Complaints, specific identification of persons and
events has proved notoriously difficult; yet we can probably assume that they all
A. C. Hamilton, 1990
Popular Culture in the Middle Ages
A typical fabliau plot involves an attractive and lecherous wife more or less
willingly with a cunning seducer, usually a cleric, in the deceit of a dull, jealous,
and usually old husband. The quick-thinking, sensual, and materialistic female of
Josie P. Campbell, 1986
Lai de L'Oiselet: an Old French Poem of the Thirteenth ...
In most studies of lais and fabliaux, the Oiselet is thus grouped with a small
number of works, like the lai d'Aristote, that do not fit into the standard categories
of definitions of lai, fabliau, or other genres.57 One of the first scholars to point out
Lenora Wolfgang, 2007
9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FABLIAU»
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These mix elements of parable and fabliau with conventions of realistic short fiction; one narrative is recognizably set in Seattle's Wedgwood ... «Crosscut, May 15»
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... and descriptions of male orgasms - realising that the gatefold sleeve was a painting of a huge glans with fabliau-animal "sperm" flying out of it ... «GQ.com, Jan 14»
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With its exaggerated emphasis on flatulence as plot-motif raised to trope, “Confessions of an Altar Boy” reads like a modern fabliau. A quiet ... «Portuguese American Journal, Dec 13»
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So, in the grand scheme of things my time at WWE is just a fabliau in my life and to ruminate on it is to live in verisimilitude." To read the full post ... «Wrestling Inc., Oct 13»
Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales
Very often a fabliau is a comedy of situation: a rendezvous between a married woman and a priest is interrupted by the unexpected return of the ... «Daily Beast, Jun 13»
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10 Literary Terms You Might Not Know
Fabliau A coarsely humorous short story in verse, dealing in a bluntly realistic manner with stock characters of the middle class involved in ... «OUPblog, Mar 09»
'The Canterbury Tales'
"The Miller's Tale," that smutty story, is a fabliau. "The Nun's Priest's Tale" is a beast fable. The Parson offers an austerely orthodox treatise on ... «Los Angeles Times, Nov 08»
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