Arthurian Literature XIX: Comedy in Arthurian Literature by Keith Busby, Keith Busby, Roger Dalrymple

By Keith Busby, Keith Busby, Roger Dalrymple

The texts analyzed underline the vast dissemination of the Arthurian tale in medieval and post-medieval Europe, from Scotland to Italy, whereas a few of the analyses of the manifestations of comedy refute the suggestion of romance as a humourless style. certainly, the comedian therapy of traditional issues and motifs seems to be not just attribute of later romance yet a vital portion of the style from its beginnings and from its earliest improvement. Authors of Arthurian romance, from Chr?tien de Troyes to Malory, writing in French, Italian, center Dutch, and heart English, and the creators of an Irish prose-tale, all query the elemental assumptions of romance and romance values during the medium of comedy. The topic of comedy in Arthurian romance has been built from the orignal consultation on the Arthurian Congress in Toulouse.

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Ils amusent lorsqu’ils prennent le contre-pied des portraits idéaux tout en faisant frissonner parce qu’ils introduisent un soupçon surnaturel, souvent diabolique. L’écart par rapport à la norme inquiète et amuse:19 Caron et Cerbère dans Eneas (vv. , vv. ), le vilain dans Le Chevalier au Lion (vv. 292–311), mais aussi les monstres difformes, comme la guivre du Bel Inconnu en témoignent. Il n’est pas aisé de reconstituer la réaction d’un lecteur médiéval, mais le fait que le portrait constitue une unité close, disjointe du récit, permet que le temps de la description la créature inquiétante soit immobilisée, réduite à une image que l’on contemple: même si elle est potentiellement un adversaire dangereux, elle est neutralisée provisoirement par la description.

C’est ‘sur le jour faillant’ qu’il parvient au verger où une demoiselle féerique se baigne, et son regard est gêné par une haie douloureusement épineuse: ‘celluy vergier estoit encloz de grans rosiers et de englentiers poindans’. Peu après il a une vision et à nouveau l’auteur joue avec le regard entravé: ‘rien ne voioit fors les arbres du vergier car le lieu estoit encloz de espés air par conjurations parquoy le roy ne povoit veoir la chose ainsi qu’elle estoit. Toutteffois aucune heure venoit car ainsi comme en plain esté la nuit obscurcist le soleil et puis se part la nue et le soleil appert par 23 Chez Chrétien, les oreilles sont ‘mossues et granz / Autiex com a uns olifans’ (vv.

D’autres (comme le motif des pieux et des têtes coupées, nourris vraisemblablement aussi bien par des traditions mythologiques que par les supplices dont ont été témoins les croisés en Orient et par le motif des saints céphalophores) correspondent à des images récurrentes dans la littérature contemporaine, si ce n’est à des représentations iconographiques. Néanmoins les rencontres textuelles ponctuelles, la conjonction des motifs, et la densité des rapprochements possibles soutiennent l’hypothèse d’un emprunt, caractérisé par des écarts.

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