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„Intertekstualna biblioteka” Franciszka Villona
The ‘Intertextual Library’ of Francois Villon

Author(s): Anna Gęsicka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Francois Villon;Lais;Testament;intertextual library;topos;

Summary/Abstract: In this article, I focus on the intertextual dimension of Franc¸ois Villon’s poems: Lais and Testament. The ‘intertextual library’ is the internal knowledge that is used by the poet. I analyse intertextual references that appear as directly mentioned names or book titles and literary allusions easily identified by the reader. The principle behind their selection and juxtaposition in particular verses is the starting point for examining the function of their use from the perspective of the supposed author’s intention.

  • Issue Year: 2/2019
  • Issue No: 9 (12)
  • Page Range: 201-215
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish