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portrait in twelfth-century French literature

Alice M. Colby

portrait in twelfth-century French literature

an example of the stylistic originality of Chrétien de Troyes

by Alice M. Colby

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Published by Librairie Droz in Genève .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chrétien, -- de Troyes, -- 12th cent,
  • Characters and characteristics in literature,
  • French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlice M. Colby.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ1451 C6 1965
    The Physical Object
    Pagination204 p.
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14357718M

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If Amos's portrait descends from such sources, it is a reminder that many of George Eliot's descriptions have a rich background in the pseudo-scientific systems of expressive anatomy that influenced the arts for more than two centuries before she began to write.

Literary portraits, then, remained indispensable to George Eliot's presentation of character. Sa'di and Hafiz: 13th - 14th century These two authors, probably more than any others, delight the readers of Persian poetry. The traditional rhetorical functions of the character sketch — laus et vituperatio — do not apply to Amos Barton.

Although later than courtly epics such as the Chanson de Rolandthe poem retains the darkness and violence of its Germanic tribal origins. The delicate flower-mother is actually capable of infanticide when brought to it by a man acting on a sentimental fantasy of women like this one.

The lasting legacy of these two men will continue to enrich the academic experiences of future generations of students and scholars. George Eliot did not employ prophetic pictures again until Daniel Deronda, but in the novel that followed Romola she developed the ironic portraiture she had used in Tito's picture of Bacchus and Ariadne.

These negations recall the portrait of Amos Barton, but the strategy of presentation has a different significance here. One can see why Anselm of Laon did not inspire Abelard: his work in its content was wholly unoriginal; he and his colleagues and pupils were encyclopedists, not original thinkers.

Naumann offers a number of alternative portrait schemes, but Ladislaw objects vigorously to all of them, and his resistance cannot be entirely attributed to jealousy.

The discrepancy between appearance and reality in his case is signaled by no ironic images of a lost pastoral paradise, because, unlike Hetty or Tito or Mrs. All over western Christendom population was rising; and in a somewhat more settled society many younger sons had their living to seek.

A new mode of portraiture came to hand in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Fauna seminal work in the history of literary pictorialism by virtue of its influence upon both the later Eliot and Henry James.

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After attending the National Portrait Exhibition in she told Sara Hennell how worthwhile it was "to see the English of past generations in their habit as they lived — especially when Gainsborough and Sir Joshua are the painters.

On their way, famously, the travellers take it in turn to tell stories, many of which Chaucer adapted from existing literary sources. Caterina, the orphaned daughter of an Italian music master, loves Anthony Wybrow, the Cheverel heir, and passionately desires to marry him. What Adam would be without this fortunate development of his intellectual faculties may be seen in the contrast between him and his mother: "There is the same type of frame and the same keen activity of temperament in mother and son, but it was not from her that Adam got his well-filled brow and his expression of large-hearted intelligence" Amos Barton is defined by negation: a fleeting black shadow in a night-time setting where the chiaroscuro highlights not the protagonist but the monitory emblems of death surrounding him — the tombs and "pale gravestones" which foreshadow his loss of Milly.

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Hetty's social aspirations are expressed in her desire to "make herself look like that picture of a lady in Miss Lydia Donnithorne's dressing-room. Perhaps the chin and lower jaw were too small for an irreproachable profile, but the defect was on the side of that delicacy and finesse which was the distinctive characteristic of the whole person, and which was carried out in the clear brown arch of the eyebrows, and the marble smoothness of the sloping forehead" It tells the story of the gauche knight, Sir Percival, whose innocence enables him to succeed in the quest for the holy Grail.

Two powerful reasons urge that such love remain an affectation. Christian and Muslim kingdoms at this period compete with each other in ever-shifting alliances - not always along sectarian lines.

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