, Volume 94, Issue 3, pp 391-406
Date: 24 Apr 2009

Renard beffato da Chantecler. Renart le Contrefait e il Roman de Renart

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Abstract

The article examines parallels and discrepancies between the “Chantecler episode” in the Roman de Renart (branche II) and in Renart le Contrefait (branche VI), and finds that Renart le Contrefait sometimes follows the original text and sometimes is independent of it, with the use of many citations from ancient or mediaeval auctoritates. Ultimately, the poet of the Contrefait manifests his desire to follow, in his own poetic work, a parodic device more ‹satirical’ and politically advanced than the “version du premier Renart”.