"Oswajanie czasu" w Le Passe Temps Michała Tailleventa (XV wiek)
"Taming of Time" in Le Passe Temps by Michault Taillevent (XV C.)

Author(s): Anna Gęsicka
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: time; passing; passing of time; le passe-temps; Michault Taillevent

Summary/Abstract: Poem Le Passe Temps by Michault Taillevent entered the important movement of poetic output of Late Middle Ages, focusing on the theme of time elapse, as seen from the perspective of a confronting it individual. This paper tries to answer the following questions: in what way does Michault Taillevent articulate the idea of passing of time? Is, according to the author, the appreciation of that process a longstanding value in human life, or does the perception of time evolve with advancing years? Does Passe Temps poem offer any way of protecting against a total breakdown in the view of passing of somebody’s life? Eponymous time reveals intriguing functions and countenances in the work. The paper starts with talking over the objective dimension of time taken as an object under observation of the writing about it poet, and then come the subjective descriptions that distinguish the past and anticipated time, as well as, realised and beyond realization periods, and finally, well used and wasted time. The poem by Taillevent, puts also forward different ways of standing up to inevitable process of passing, where especially effective and recommended remedy would be a literary work.

  • Issue Year: 61/2013
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 133-148
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish