jean renart

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jean renart

French poet, author of romances of adventure, whose work rejected the fey atmosphere and serious morality that had distinguished the poetry of his predecessor Chretien de Troyes in favour of a half-nostalgic, half-flippant portrayal of high society-the idyllic picnic, the bathing in the spring, the exchange of girdles and rings, the tourneying, and the lute playing far into the night

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