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The assembly of ladies


Titre:The assembly of ladies
Date:Vers 1470-1480
Forme:108 septains de vers rimant ababcdd (756 vers)
Incipit:In Septembre, at fallyng of the leef,
the fressh season was al to-gydre done
and of the corn was gadred in the sheef;
in a gardyn, abowte tweyne after none…
Explicit:… how thynk ye that the name is?" "Goode, parde!"
"Now go, farwele, for they cal after me,
my felawes al, and I must after sone."
Rede wele my dreame, for now my tale is done.
  1. Cambridge, Trinity College Library, R. 3. 19 [⇛ Description]
  2. London, British Library, Additional, 34360
  3. Longleat, Collection des Marquis de Bath, 258
Éditions anciennes
  1. William Thynne, 1532
Éditions modernes
  • Chaucerian and Other Pieces, edited from numerous manuscripts by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat, being a supplement to the Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1897, lxxxiv + 628 p. [GB] [IA]
  • The Floure and the Leafe, The Assembly of Ladies, The Isle of Ladies, edited by Derek Pearsall, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications (Middle English Texts Series), 1990, vi + 146 p. [www]
Traductions modernes
  • en français:
  • Barratt, Alexandra A. T., « The Flower and the Leaf and The Assembly of Ladies: is there a (sexual) difference? », Philological Quarterly, 66, 1987, p. 1-24.
  • Evans, Ruth, et Lesley Johnson, « The Assembly of Ladies: a maze of feminist sign-reading? », Feminist Criticism: Theory and Practice, éd. Susan Sellers, Linda Hutcheon et Paul Perron, New York, Harvester/Wheatsheaf, 1991, p. 171-196.
  • Fletcher, Bradford Y., « The Assembly of Ladies: text and context », Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 82, 1988, p. 229-234.
  • McMillan, Ann, « "Fayre Sisters Al": The Flower and the Leaf and The Assembly of Ladies », Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 1, 1982, p. 27-42.
  • Pearsall, Derek, « The Assembly of Ladies and Generydes », The Review of English Studies, 12:47, 1961, p. 229-237. DOI: 10.1093/res/XII.47.229
  • Stephens, John, « The questioning of love in the Assembly of Ladies », Review of English Studies, n. s., 24, 1973, p. 129-140.
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Rédaction: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 12 août 2014