Literary Medieval Criticism

Laughter and Narrative in the Later Middle Ages: German by Sebastian Coxon

By Sebastian Coxon

not like the vernacular literary traditions of France, Italy and England, comedian stories in verse flourished in past due medieval Germany, delivering bawdy leisure for better audiences of public recitals in addition to for smaller numbers of person readers. In a sustained shut research Sebastian Coxon explores either the narrative layout and basic thematic preoccupations of those brief texts. A distinctively performative culture of pre-modern narrative literature emerges which invited its recipients to imagine, examine and principally to chortle in a few assorted ways.

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