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Billevesées, boniments et discours pamphlétaire chez Maître Guillaume

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Revue d’Histoire littéraire de la France
    1 – 2019, 119e année - n° 1
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  • Author: Beaulieu (Jean-Philippe)
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  • Abstract: In approximately fifty pamphlets published between 1604 and 1632, Maître Guillaume, Henri IV’s jester, is the attributed author of political commentary in a light register, where twaddle and farfetched and nonsensical ideas play a central role. This study looks at the rhetorical effects that, in many of these texts, result from the standpoint from which Guillaume’s utterances are delivered - that of a “crazy” expert at pitching ideas - asking how this fanciful discourse seek to impact public opinion.
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  • Pages: 23 to 33
  • Last edition: 2019
  • Journal: Journal of French Literary History, n° 9

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08861-5
  • ISSN: 0035-2411
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08862-2.p.0023
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 02-05-2019
  • Periodicity: Quarterly
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Pamphlet, king’s jester, joke, rhetoric of pitching, public opinion
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