Courtly Contradictions: The Emergence of the Literary Object in the Twelfth Century (review)

Courtly Contradictions: The Emergence of the Literary Object in the Twelfth Century (review) Book Reviews / 133 évoquant Lukacs, relie opportunément sa pensée aux remises en question les plus actuelles de la question de l'origine du roman. En fin de compte, on retiendra de ce livre dense et toujours intéressant l'appel à "identifier les structures (qui sont communes à toutes les expressions socialisées de la pensée) et [à] dégager l'usage spécifique ou non, qu'en fait la littérature" (226). Qu'il y ait là "un objet critique à construire" (ibid.), Boutet nous en persuade aisément à travers la synthèse programmatique qu'il nous offre. Alain Corbellari Université de Lausanne Kay, Sarah. Courtly Contradictions: The Emergence of the Literary Object in the Twelfth Century. Stanford CA: Stanford UP, 2001. 380 pp. This innovative and provocative book examines the interaction of religious, clerical and courtly culture in the second half of the twelfth century, concentrating primarily on texts in Old French but also discussing Old Provencal and Latin texts. The book draws upon Lacanian psychoanalysis, primarily from Lacan's own writings, but also from those of Slavoj Zizek, in order to examine the logical problems of the contrary and the contradictory in texts of this era. The author's central claim is that these problems, in their literary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png French Forum University of Nebraska Press

Courtly Contradictions: The Emergence of the Literary Object in the Twelfth Century (review)

French Forum, Volume 28 (1) – Sep 25, 2003

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Book Reviews / 133 évoquant Lukacs, relie opportunément sa pensée aux remises en question les plus actuelles de la question de l'origine du roman. En fin de compte, on retiendra de ce livre dense et toujours intéressant l'appel à "identifier les structures (qui sont communes à toutes les expressions socialisées de la pensée) et [à] dégager l'usage spécifique ou non, qu'en fait la littérature" (226). Qu'il y ait là "un objet critique à construire" (ibid.), Boutet nous en persuade aisément à travers la synthèse programmatique qu'il nous offre. Alain Corbellari Université de Lausanne Kay, Sarah. Courtly Contradictions: The Emergence of the Literary Object in the Twelfth Century. Stanford CA: Stanford UP, 2001. 380 pp. This innovative and provocative book examines the interaction of religious, clerical and courtly culture in the second half of the twelfth century, concentrating primarily on texts in Old French but also discussing Old Provencal and Latin texts. The book draws upon Lacanian psychoanalysis, primarily from Lacan's own writings, but also from those of Slavoj Zizek, in order to examine the logical problems of the contrary and the contradictory in texts of this era. The author's central claim is that these problems, in their literary

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