Eros trobadorico e cortese cavalleresco

Autore: Mario Mancini
In: Critica del testo. XXI/3,2018
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Abstract

The interpretation of both trobadoric lyric and courtly narrative has been dominated, for a long time, by fascinating figures such as Jaufre Rudel, or Tristan and Lancelot, who experienced love as distance, suffering and death. This paper describes the impact produced by the works of Spitzer, Nelli, Topsfield, Köhler, who revealed that the world of the troubadours entertained a «cult of emotions», and a pursuit of joy. Courtly narrative, alongside the desperate spleen of Tristan or Galehaut, also affords examples of sophisticated intelligence and humorous irony.