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The Romance of Reynard the Fox

by Anonyme, Michel Cadot (Translator and editor)

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So far, and this is hard for a medievalist to say, I'm finding the Reynard stories excruciating. Threw it on a syllabus for an independent study on Animals in the MA, and lord do I regret it. I suppose the task here is to account for why they're animals at all...

Cultural historians have no doubt loved the rich attention to 12-13th c. Northern French culture: we see, for example, the use of cudgels in judicial combat, and a joke about Bruin the Bear's bleeding face as a the habit of an unidentified monastic order (because, get it?, many new orders founded in the 12th c.! Hilarious!).

Oh, god, finished it. I'll never assign it again. ( )
  karl.steel | Apr 2, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Anonymeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cadot, MichelTranslator and editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Beck, BéatrixPréfacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bianciotto, GabrielEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
de Combarieu, MichelineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Delessert, EtienneIllustrationssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dufournet, JeanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fukumoto, NaoyukiEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harano, NoboruEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haumont, JacquesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jeanroy, A.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jeanroy, Mme. B.-A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leitzmann, AlbertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Méline, AndréeEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Owen, D. D. R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paris, PaulinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paris, PaulinEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prien, FriedrichEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roques, MarioEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roques, MarioEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steinberg, WillForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strubel, ArmandEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Subrenat, JeanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Suzuki, SatoruEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Terry, PatriciaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Toesca, MauriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Voretzsch, KarlIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The only available English translation of The Romance of Reynard the Fox, this age-old tale is an oblique critique of medieval society and its institutions. The animals, endowed with human vices and fewer virtues, play out a thinly disguised social comedy in which all the orders from nobility to peasantry are lampooned. Full of shrewd observation of rural life and animal behavior, this new translation offers an enlightening introduction and clear notes that involve the reader in the social, historical, and literary context of the work.

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