Gautier le leu's du C[on], an old french fabliau of the thirteenth century

Beston, John (2014) Gautier le leu's du C[on], an old french fabliau of the thirteenth century. Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 61 1: 1-20. doi:10.1179/2051285614Z.00000000028

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Author Beston, John
Title Gautier le leu's du C[on], an old french fabliau of the thirteenth century
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Gautier le leu's du C[on], an old french fabliau of the thirteenth century 
Journal name Journal of Language, Literature and Culture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2051-2856
2051-2864
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/2051285614Z.00000000028
Volume 61
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Place of publication Leeds, United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1203 Design Practice and Management
1208 Literature and Literary Theory
3310 Linguistics and Language
3316 Cultural Studies
Abstract This article provides a background to Gautier le Leu himself and to his poem Du C[on] (About the Cunt), the most acclaimed of the ten fabliaux attributed to him. The text of Du C[on] is provided here, together with my annotated translation of it, the first translation of the poem into another language. Gautier was probably affiliated with a Benedictine community in northern France or Belgium, but either left or was dismissed. Du C[on], written probably in the 1240s, reflects Gautier's disillusionment with the Church and disenchantment with celibacy. Most of Du C[on] is a paean to the con as the source of all good things, but the poem shows an enduring ambivalence towards sexuality that Gautier may never have resolved.
Keyword Annotated translation
Celebration of the genitals
Fabliau
Gautier le leu
Old french literature
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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