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  • Record Number: 17584
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kelly , Allison.
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  • Title: Christine de Pizan and Antoine de la Sale: The Dangers of Love in Theory and Fiction [Christine’s work greatly influenced later medieval French poets like Antoine de la Sale. Although Antoine never directly cites Christine, her influence is pervasive throughout his works about courtly love. Her influence is especially pronounced in the similarities between the fictional characters of Dido (from Christine’s “Livre de la cite des Dames”) and Belles Cousines (from Antoine’s “Jehan de Saintre”). Antoine’s complex irony allows him to both affirm Christine’s feminist viewpoints as well as express misogynist opinions; however, he fails to see any humor in Christine’s own work. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.  Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno.  University of Georgia Press, 1992.  Pages 173 - 186.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Antoine de la Sale, Author Christine de Pizan, Poet Courtly Love Dido (Literary Figure) Humor Influences Irony Literature- Prose Male Authors Reception Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076
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