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Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Tony Hunt

Abstract

Villon studies have traditionally emphasized the documentary and didactic value of the Testament, concentrating on problems of historical referentiality. It is assumed that the work has a significant autobiographical element and that it has much to tell us about life in fifteenth-century Paris. The Testament has thus been avidly exploited by historians of the period and its interest as a document is well-established. This study concentrates exclusively on the textual strategies of the Testament, in particular on rhetorical techniques involving dialogue and irony. The book views the Testament a ... More

Keywords: Villon studies, Testament, fifteenth-century Paris, textual strategies, rhetorical techniques, dialogue, irony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159148
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Hunt, author
St Peter's College, Oxford