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The Nouvelles Récréations et Joyeaux Devis of Bonaventure des Périers are here translated for the first time into modern English. The translators have been successful in retaining the vitality of this important French Renaissance satirist, turning his colloquial sixteenth-century French into equally colloquial and lively American. The translation of the 129 tales is prefaced by a biographical study of des Périers both as man and artist, and a critical bibliography is also included.
Raymond C. La Charité and Virginia A. La Charité are associate professors of French at the University of Kentucky.
The University Press of Kentucky
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Bonaventure des Périers, Satire, French satire
French and Francophone Language and Literature
des Périers, Bonaventure; La Charité, Raymond C.; and La Charité, Virginia A., "Bonaventure des Périers's Novel Pastimes and Merry Tales" (1972). French and Francophone Literature. 7.