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The Complete Works of François Villon

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Dual Language version featuring the French and English translated by Anthony Bonner.
Paperback, 223 pages
Published 1960 by Bantam Books
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Yann
Jul 23, 2011 Yann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: moyen-âge, france
J'ai eu du mal à pouvoir apprécier à sa juste mesure un texte où il faut à chaque mot se rapporter aux notes, lesquelles sont plus abondantes que le texte lui-même. Ça en ôte bien du sel. J'ai eu la même impression avec Rabelais. Pour autant, certaines poésies sont extrêmement marquantes. A ruminer ...
Markus
Jan 20, 2017 Markus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, poetry, french
François Villon ( 1431 – 14 ?)
Né de parents pauvres, adopté par un homme d’église, éduqué à l’Université de Paris, intelligeant et doué pour l’écriture, Villon avait tout pour réussir dans la vie. Mais le destin, et ses mauvaises fréquentations, décident autrement. Sans m’étendre ici plus loin, je pense qu’il faudrait d’abord bien lire à l’introduction, le peu que l’on sait sur cette vie.
La plus grande difficulté de lire Villon n’est pas seulement le vocabulaire, la grammaire et la construction
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Jeanne Martin
Jun 13, 2017 Jeanne Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poésie
Les ballades comme des pierres précieuses enchâssées dans un texte ingrat...
La traduction en français courant (édition "bilingue") m'a sauvé la mise. A relire en repérant les plus beaux poèmes pour les enregistrer.
Stephen Miletus
May 07, 2013 Stephen Miletus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Snowsheep
Pour un amateur de Villon ne pouvant se permettre de lire seul, directement dans le texte, ses œuvres, le principal intérêt de cette version consiste en la présentation du texte original face à de très nombreuses annotations explicitant le contexte, le sens de certains mots (avec les multiples sens possibles à l'époque) et les différentes interprétations possibles pour un terme, une référence ou un vers.

Cela permet d'apprécier l’œuvre de Villon sans le filtre de la traduction, qui tend souvent
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Gregoire
une lecture rendue un peu difficile par l'emploi non corrigé du vieux français (annoté à chaque page) Une approche plus scolaire des poèmes et textes mais Maître VILLON est une signature intemporelle qui mérite amplement l'effort
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François Villon (in modern French, pronounced [fʁɑswa vijɔ]; 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 Dante ...more
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