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Touching Singularity: Consolation, Philosophy, and Poetry in the French Dit
This chapter argues that for various literary and philosophical reasons, French fourteenth-century poets found the poetry in Boethius’ Consolation more consolatory than Philosophy’s reasoned prose.
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