Francois Villon

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French poet (flourished around 1460)


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In 1876-77 Swinburne also published "Ballad of Villon to his Mistress" on a limited print run, began work on a translation of the "Ballade que Villon fit a la requeste de sa mere," which remains unpublished, and wrote the "Ballad of Francois Villon.
letter to Sherwood and Tennessee Anderson suggesting that he had read the Stevenson story: "And when it's a cold night in the streets of Paris and we're walking home down the Rue Bonaparte we think of the way the wolves used to slink into the city and Francois Villon and the gallows at Montfaucon" (Letters 313).
In a matter of at least five weeks stitching it together mainly from his growing portfolio of violent poems, many of which were slightly modified versions of poems by Francois Villon, with help from Augsburg friends, he did create a dark, brilliant, misogynist, violent, homoerotic, extended poem of a play, very much in the style of Wedekind.
The book's centerpiece is an extended analysis of the perversely speech-imitative, madrigal-inspired score for Ezra Pound's opera Le Testament de Francois Villon (1923).
The Romance of the Rose is interpreted as the confluence of two major trends: Christianized Platonism (which is supposed to come to an end) and the beginning of "contingent subjectivism" which is even more noticeable in the works of "realist" poets such as Rutebeuf and Francois Villon.
Faludy burst on the literary stage of Budapest as a young man just before the rise of Nazi power with a collection of ballads exuding the love of freedom, adapted from the mediaeval French of Francois Villon.
The following articles are on Villon: Giuseppe Di Stefano, "'Povre comme Villon": contributo alla fortuna de Villon nel Quattrocentro'; Sergio Cigada, `Datazione del manoscritto Arsenal 3523, contenente il Testamento di Francois Villon'; Pierre Demarolle, `Le Virus de l'ambiguite dans l'oeuvre de Francois Villon'; Rika Van Deyck, `L'Afference dans le Testament de Francois Villon'; Anna Slerca, `Le Testament de Francois Villon et la Farce de Maistre Pathelin: un probleme d'intertextualite'; Jane H.
Francois Villon, whose personal mystery includes a sudden disappearance in 1462 after which he was never heard of again, makes a piquant subject for a biography and in this context.
I), George Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain, Francois Villon, Jean Anouilh, Verdi, Maxwell Anderson, Victor Fleming and actress Ingrid Bergman -- and like the 15th century peasants, soldiers and nobles who remade her image according to their own hopes, ambitions, voices and visions -- we are free to fill in what is lacking in the historical portrait and to find in her what we want.
That policy might exclude the works of the Marquis de Sade, Dylan Thomas, Samuel Coleridge, Francois Villon, or Richard Nixon.
Nostalgia works for some people: Francois Villon achieved immortality by lamenting the snows of yesteryear, Samuel Woodworth grew dewy-eyed over the old oaken bucket, and a whole generation sighed over yesterday's gardenias and last year's crop of kisses.
He created his roundel form by appropriating elements of the rondeau, rondel, and triolet, all forms he learned from studying one of his literary idols, the fifteenth-century poet Francois Villon.
In Panegyric, Debord alludes to this problem several times: once, by mentioning the rules of conduct for the Knights Templar, another time by referring to Romany's differing rules of truthfulness for insiders and outsiders, and yet another by making a pointed demonstration of his fluency in the argot of the "dangerous classes" used by Francois Villon and his associates.
The urban scene is richer and more impressive, offering stark contrasts, like the feasts of the wealthy and the destitution of those who "see bread only through the window," to quote Francois Villon.
His previous translations have been from the French, The Poems of Francois Villon and On the Motion and Immobility of Douve by Yves Bonnefoy.