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Author Boucquey, Thierry.
Title Mirages de la farce : Fête des fous, Bruegel et Molière.
Imprint Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991.

Subject Molière, 1622-1673 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569.
French farces -- History and criticism.
French drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.
Fools and jesters in literature.
Fools and jesters in art.
Art and literature.
Description 1 online resource (175 pages)
Summary Establishing the notion of reasonable foolishness and foolish reason as a generic principle of the old French farce, Boucquey's study examines the interdependencies among four key mimetic phenomena: the demented universe of the Feast of Fools festival, the genre of the farce, Bruegel's representation of the world, and the euphoric comedies of triumphant madness created by Moliere. This reinterpretation of French farce according to the principle of a topsy-turvy world reveals the link of madness that unites the four modes of production studied, from textual linearity, through representational s.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027277787 (electronic bk.)
9027277788 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 770872220
Additional Format Print version: 9789027217516