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The Resource Fortune's faces : the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency, Daniel Heller-Roazen

Fortune's faces : the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency, Daniel Heller-Roazen

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Fortune's faces : the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency
Title
Fortune's faces
Title remainder
the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Heller-Roazen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arguably the single most influential literary work of the European Middle Ages, the Roman de la Rose of Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun has traditionally posed a number of difficulties to modern critics, who have viewed its many interruptions and philosophical dicussions as signs of a lack of formal organization and a characteristically medieval predilection for encyclopedic summation. In Fortune's Faces, Daniel Heller-Roazen calls into question these assessments, offering a new and compelling interpretation of the romance as a carefully constructed and far-reaching exploration of the place of fortune, chance, and contingency in literary writing." "Situating the Romance of the Rose at the intersection of medieval literature and philosophy, Heller-Roazen shows how the thirteenth-century work invokes and radicalizes two classical and medieval traditions of reflection on language and contingency: that of the Provencal, French, and Italian love poets, who sought to compose their "verses of pure nothing" in a language Dante defined as "without grammar," and that of Aristotle's discussion of "future contingents" as it was received and refined in the logic, physics, theology, and epistemology of Boethius, Abelard, Albert the Great, and Thomas Aquinas. Through a close analysis of the poetic text and a detailed reconstruction of the logical and metaphysical concept of contingency, Fortune's Faces charts the transformations that literary structures (such as subjectivity, autobiography, prosopopoeia, allegory, and self-reference) undergo in a work that defines itself as radically contingent."--Jacket
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digitized
Cataloging source
REDDC
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Heller-Roazen, Daniel
Dewey number
841/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1528
LC item number
.H45 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Parallax
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guillaume
  • Romance-language literature
  • Guillaume
  • Jean <de Meung>
  • POETRY
  • Romance-language literature
  • Roman de la rose (Jean de Meun and Guillaume de Lorris)
  • Toeval
  • Poetik
Label
Fortune's faces : the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency, Daniel Heller-Roazen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventio linguae : the language of contingency -- The nameless lover, or the contingent subject -- Fortune, or the contingent figure -- Through the looking-glass : the knowledge of contingency
Control code
70735820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801881558
Lccn
2002015861
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70735820
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fortune's faces : the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency, Daniel Heller-Roazen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventio linguae : the language of contingency -- The nameless lover, or the contingent subject -- Fortune, or the contingent figure -- Through the looking-glass : the knowledge of contingency
Control code
70735820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801881558
Lccn
2002015861
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70735820
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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