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The Knot of Artifice

A Poetic of the French Lyric in the Early 17th Century

David Lee Rubin

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Introduction: Motivation and Models
Part 1. Beyond Disruption
1. François de Malherbe: Priere pour le Roy allant en Limozine
2. Saint–Amant: Le Mauvais Logement
3. Théophile de Viau: Le Matin
Part 2. Beyond Indeterminacy
4. François de Maynard: Ode (“Alcipe, reviens dans nos Bois”)
5. Sigogne:Stances (“Cette petite Dame au visage de cire”)
   Théophile de Viau: Ode(“Un corbeau devant moy croasse”)

Afterword: New Anatomies, New Thresholds
Appendix: The Odes of Malherbe Reconsidered
Back Matter

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