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Author Tomarken, Annette H., 1938-

Title The Smile of Truth : the French Satirical Eulogy and Its Antecedents
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (369 pages)
Series Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Summary To teach the truth smilingly was, during the Renaissance, a frequently expressed goal among prose writers and poets such as Erasmus, Berni, Ronsard, Rabelais, and du Bellay, who adopted an ironic posture within their mock encomia in order to refer the reader beyond the realm of the literary structure. In this book Annette Tomarken reconstructs the history of the classical satirical eulogy as it was revived, expanded, and finally adapted to new purposes in Renaissance literature. Tracing the development of this type of paradox from its classic roots through the Neo-Latin, Italian, and French
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Subject Eulogies -- History and criticism.
French literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Renaissance -- France.
Satire, French -- History and criticism.
Satire, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400860970 (electronic bk)
9781400860975 (electronic bk)