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The Anonymous Marie de France$
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R. Bloch

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226059686

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.001.0001

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If Words Could Kill: The Lais and Fatal Speech

If Words Could Kill: The Lais and Fatal Speech

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(p.51) CHAPTER TWO If Words Could Kill: The Lais and Fatal Speech
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The Anonymous Marie de France
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R. Howard Bloch

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.003.0003

This chapter examines the drama of language in Marie de France's Lais and Guigemar. It suggests that this drama involves a deep desire on Marie's part for control over meaning and over intention in her works. This chapter also discusses Marie's language theater which only uses language as a poetic vehicle but makes of it an object of plotted scrutiny.

Keywords:   drama of language, Marie de France, Lais, Guigemar, control over meaning, language theater, plotted scrutiny

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