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One of the most original and influential European poets of the Middle Ages, Francois Villon took his inspiration from the streets, taverns, and jails of Paris. Villon was a subversive voice speaking from the margins of society. He wrote about love and sex, money trouble, ""the thieving rich,"" and the consolations of good food and wine. His work is striking in its directness, wit, and gritty urban realism. Villon's writing spurred the development of the psychologically complex first-person voice in lyric poetry. He has ...

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Poems
2012, Northwestern University Press, Evanston

ISBN-13: 9780810128781

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