Norman Araujo (auth.), Normand R. Cartier (eds.)'s Aquila: Chestnut Hill Studies in Modern Languages and PDF

By Norman Araujo (auth.), Normand R. Cartier (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401198225

ISBN-13: 9789401198226

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This publication is gifted to students with a vast curiosity in smooth languages and literatures. It includes articles written in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. the subjects rangein time from the center a while to our day; geographically, from Europe and Africa to Latin the US; in substance, from literary research to the examine of manuscripts, stylistics, and using acronyms. The authors got entire freedom to jot down papers on topics in their selection, of their respective fields of specialization. The indis­ remedy, and a pensable materials have been originality of fabric or real contribution to wisdom within the normal quarter of contemporary languages and literatures. whereas accountability for content material rests with person authors, we deeply delight in the counsels of knowledge and event given by means of professional­ fessor Nicolae Iliescu of Harvard college; Professor Rene J asinski, emeritus, of Harvard; Professor Luis A. Murillo, of the college of California at Berkeley; Professor Erich Von Richthofen, of the Uni­ versity of Toronto. those special students, with their traditional kindness, interrupted their very own paintings to learn portians of the manuscript of specific curiosity to them. To the management of Boston university, we recognize a debt of gratitude for the generaus subsidy which inspired this hard work of affection between colleagues and helped to deliver the undertaking to a profitable, published completion.

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B:II, 309-10). La Sagesse de Roland NORMAND R. CARTIER I Quel ironique destin s'acharne a ternir le "los" de Roland depuis qu'il a franchi les portes de la legende! Le neveu de Charlemagne fut porte au faite de l'heroisme par le culte de cet honneur personnel, fonde sur le devouement a la patrie, que l'antiquite classique chanta SOUS le llOID de "fama"; mais voila plus de huit cents ans qu'une renommee injuste condamne chez lui cette meme qualite, indispensable au heros. " Enfin, Roland, qui craignait les "males chansons" plus que la mort, fut trahi par Turold,l SOll createur, plus que par Ganelon, SOll ennemi: la vielle de Turold a ete le premier instrument dont s'accompagna Malebonehe pour denigrer le heros.

E. de rechercher sans cesse les aventures. C'est ce que Proissart appellera un chevalier ''entreprenant. '' La Sagesse de Roland 37 responsable de la pretendue "defaite de Roncevaux," et surtout, qu'il n'a pas abatardi sa haute inspiration epique par un alliage clerical fonde sur des abstractions, ou en y glissant une intention didactique a l'adresse des croises de son temps. Le fait est que Roland, personnage bienplus vivant que Turold luimeme, et qui a pu depasser les previsions deSOll createur- comme Don Quichotte allait depasser celles de Cervantes - Roland est le seul heros de la Chanson dont la prouesse et la sagesse ne se dementent jamais.

Il est permis neanmoins de soulever des doutes sur les intentions de Turold, de croire qu'il n'a jamais voulu condamner Roland pour "desmesure," ni le rendre 11 Albert Pauphilet, Le Legs du Moyen Age (Melun: Librairie d'Argences, 1950), p. 3. 12 E. R. Curtius, "Zur Literarästhetik des Mittelalters, II," Zeitschrift für Romanische Philologie, LVIII (1938), pp. rgg-2o6, 225. 13 T. Atkinson Jenkins, La Chanson de Roland (Boston: Heath, 1924), pp. lxxiv-lxxv. Remarquons que dans Je contexte d'oii il est tire, l'adjectif "irrequietus" est loin d'avoir un sens pejoratif.

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