Les Discours de Ronsard, refus de la rupture historique et invention d'un genre

Abstract : While France was experiencing unrest connected with religious wars, Ronsard -the prince of poets of his times- defended his political and religious convictions in the poems entitled Discours collected in 1563. In them, he supported the position of the king and the Catholic Church, opposing the break-up instituted by the Reformation. His conservative involvment is accompanied by an understanding of history as a cyclic continuation foreseen throughout eternity by an omnipotent God. To defend those political and philosophical convictions, the poet reinvented his art, creating a new poetic genre: speech. This genre combines the rhetoric of battle with allegorical fiction. It achieves its aims, but also enables the reader to become a part of the poetic utterance.
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Caroline Trotot. Les Discours de Ronsard, refus de la rupture historique et invention d'un genre. Zbigniew Przychodniak, Piotr Sniedziewski. Fiction de l'histoire. Formes et imaginaires de la rupture., Editions de la société des amis des sciences et des lettres de Poznan, pp.19-33, 2012, 978-83-7654-175-4. ⟨hal-00905916⟩

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