Guillaume de Lorris


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Guillaume de Lorris

(French ɡijom də lɔris)
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(Biography) 13th-century French poet who wrote the first 4058 lines of the allegorical romance, the Roman de la rose, continued by Jean de Meung
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Chaucer experimented with the numerous lyric forms which the French poets had brought to perfection; he also translated, in whole or in part, the most important of medieval French narrative poems, the thirteenth century 'Romance of the Rose' of Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, a very clever satirical allegory, in many thousand lines, of medieval love and medieval religion.
E nesse largo panorama em que o conhecimento e objetivo a atingir que emerge a escrita de A epistola ao deus do amor, como replica contra o Romance da rosa (1), de Guillaume de Lorris (1200-1238) e Jean de Meun (1240-1305), que se pauta por uma visao diminuida da mulher.
El tema parece haber sido desarrollado en el poema titulado Roman de la Rose--escrito por Guillaume de Lorris hacia 1237 y luego continuado por Jean de Meun entre 1268 y 1278--, uno de los mas leidos y de mayor difusion en su epoca (26).
The long French allegorical poem of the 13th century, the Roman de la Rose, begun in 1237 by Guillaume de Lorris and finished before 1280 by Jean de Meung, took as its theme the story of the difficult progress of the courtly lover toward his goal, expressing it as a dream adventure within a walled garden; the lady's love is represented as a rosebud, enclosed by a thick thorn hedge.
looks forward to works" by Dante, Chaucer, and Guillaume de Lorris (176).
263-300; Charles Mela, 'Le miroir perilleux ou l'alchimie de la rose', Europe, 654 (October 1983), 72-83; Claire Nouvet, 'An Allegorical Mirror: The Pool of Narcissus in Guillaume de Lorris 'Romance of the Rose' Romanic Review, 91 (2000), 353-74.
The trick that Jean de Meun plays occurs in the mid-point of the conjoined text: in a speech by Amor, the Lover, Amant, is suddenly named as Guillaume de Lorris.
As Guillaume de Lorris noted years before Marian poetry was in vogue and Sceve wrote his Delie, when "la rose entre espines fleurit," it is alw ays the poet whose heart is pricked:
He devours Jean as Jean had devoured Guillaume de Lorris.
The document twice was translated into French during the 13th century; Guillaume de Lorris drew upon it for the Roman de la Rose.
The first four thousand lines were written by Guillaume de Lorris about 1230 and form an allegory of the Art of Love modeled on Ovid ' s.