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Philippe de Vigneulles (1471–1528), cloth merchant and hosier from the city of Metz, wrote a collection of comic short stories which he called Cent Nouvelles ou contes joyeux. The work constitutes an important step in the development of the nouvelle form in France. In an extended explication, Ms. Kotin analyzes the tales for the modern reader, historically, generically, structurally, and in terms of their human significance.

Inscribed in a tradition of short narrative forms in late medieval and early Renaissance France, these tales remake or recast traditional narrative patterns into new forms. Philippe de Vigneulles’s tales constitute a “recit” of human life, supported by the sympathetic presence of the author and his beloved city of Metz.

Armine Avakian Kotin is assistant professor of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Publication Date

1977

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813153513

eISBN

9780813163710

Keywords

Philippe de Vigneulles, Metz, Medieval French literature, Renaissance French literature, French literature

Disciplines

French and Francophone Language and Literature

The Narrative Imagination: Comic Tales by Phillippe de Vigneulles
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