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Master Richard's Bestiary of Love and Response
Richard de Fournival, Jeanette Beer, trans.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986
 

"This new California edition of the Pennyroyal Press Master Richard's Bestiary of Love, translated by Jeanette Beer and illustrated by Barry Moser, is the first published English translation of Richard de Fournival's le Bestiaire d'amour and its anonymous Response. ... Dr. Beer's informative preface places the work in context and explodes some of the myths perpetrated by early critics. ... some saw it as a perversion of the purity of the old medieval bestiary. But Richard de Fournival's juxtaposition of two established medieval conventions was in itself iconoclastic and productive of novelty." - cover copy

Also includes an introduction to the bestiary tradition, a biography of Richard de Fournival, and commentary on The Bestiary of Love and the Response.

Bibliography, index.

Republished by NotaBell, West Lafayette, IN, 2000, ISBN 0520052382; reprint edition from Purdue University Press, ISBN 1557531757.

Language: English


 
ISBN: 0-520-05238-2; LCCN: 83018117; LC: PQ1461.F64 B413 1986; DDC: 844/.1 19
 
  
 
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