Gravdal, Kathryn VILAIN AND COURTOIS: Transgressive Parody in French Literature of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, (1989). 0803221266 / 9780803221260 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fuchsia cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration reproduces ''Trubert exacts payment from the duke of Burgundy for the striped goat.'' 192 pages, ten illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.
A study of the use of two figures, the tricky peasant and the bumbling nobleman or knight, in the parodies of medieval French literature, with a focus on four texts, le Clerc's FERGUS, AUDIGIER, ROMAN DE RENART, and the TRUBERT of de Lavesne.