TITLE

"NA MARIA, PRETZ E FINA VALORS": A NEW ARGUMENT FOR FEMALE AUTHORSHIP

AUTHOR(S)
GANZE, ALISON
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Romance Notes;2009, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism is offered considering the authorship of an early French manuscript "Na Maria, pretz e fina calors," a poem in the troubadoran love style, attributed by some to a woman, Bietris de Roman. The argument centers on whether the poem is authored by a woman and if so, whether the poem is a love poem. The author questions whether the erotic language in the poem must be taken as a literal expression of sexual desire. She suggests that it could be an offer of sympathy and friendship.
ACCESSION #
48122850

 

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