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The complete works of Francois Villon ; trans., with a biography and notes

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Mass Market Paperback, 228 pages
Published February 1960 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1960)
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Francois Villon has a blunt & sarcastic style. His verse about his contemporaries is often brutal, & he makes mocking jokes about most of them-- especially the rich & powerful. This did not trouble me--if the rich & powerful can't take some abuse, maybe they ought to give it all away & live like the rest of us--but the fact his subject matter is so topical did. I found myself turning to the end notes after reading almost every stanza for help with understanding what the point ...more
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François Villon (in modern French, pronounced [fʁɑ̃swa vijɔ̃]; in fifteenth-century French, [frɑnswɛ viˈlɔn]) (c. 1431 – after 5 January 1463) was a French poet, thief, and vagabond. He is perhaps best known for his Testaments and his Ballade des Pendus, written while in prison. The question "Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?", taken from the "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" and translated by ...more
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