Société François Villon, Bulletin
Volume 31  (Winter 2015)
Robert D. Peckham, Editor


Bibliography: the most recent titles which have not appeared in previous issues of this bulletin, many found through the Andy Holt Virtual Library.

Abbreviations:  BJ = Ballades en Jargon  L = Lais  PV = Poèmes Variés   SFVB = Société François Villon, Bulletin   T = Testament.

en voie de développement
Note 1

"Don't Believe Everything You Read"

Œuvres complètes de François Villon suivies d'un choix des poésies de ses disciples. Édition préparée par La Monnoye mise au jour, avec notes et glossaire, par M. Pierre Jannet. Paris: E. Picard, 1867.

This may well be the most widely distributed edition of Villon's works:

archiv.org, gallica.bnf.fr, books.google.com, livre-rare-book.com, chapitre.com, wikisource.org, central.gutenberg.org, e-book format for Kindle, and many more. It is even sold in hardcopy.

Jannet, a bibliophile and publishing entrepreneur is not known as a scientific editor of medieval texts. The text of Villon's poetry in the Jannet edition comes from a transcription of hand-written marginal notes and added pages in a copy of  a printed edition of Villon's works, by Antoine-Urbain Coustelier, published in 1723:  B.L. 241.f.17 f (British Library). The transcription was made by by Gustave Masson, who discovered the volume in London in 1858. It was concluded that this was the unfinished work of  Bernard de la Monnoye, member of the Académie Française, who in 1714 , had published a letter outlining an ambitious multi-author scholarly editing project, including an edition of Villon's works.   Bingo! This is an easy conclusion to make. Nothing was said about Ms. Paris  Arsenal. 2948, containing an edition preface and notes and more, written in an 18th-century hand. The two volumes were intended to go together. The penned material seems to be in the same hand.There are inter-volume references. There is evidence that both volumes were once in the collection of  Nicolas Lenglet-Dufresnoy, a multi-disciplinary 18th-century French author. These are old shelf marks, and the commentary of Jean-Bernard Michault, biographer, and cataloguer of Lenglet Du Fresnoy's collection.

There are many other reasons why what Jannet printed was not the work of La Monnoye, but rather that of Lenglet-Dufresnoy. Neverthe less, the wide distribution of the Jannet edition and the misguided conclusions of several well-known modern scolars have kept the myth alive. I have researched what I claim quite thoroughly and published two articles containing my proof:

"A la Recherch d'un Villon perdu: Pour une histoire de sa réception au XVIIIe siècle." In François Villon et ses lecteurs. Actes du Colloque international (13-14.12 2002 Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris). Textes édités par Jean Dufournet, M. Freeman et Jean Dérens. Collection: Colloques Congrès et Conférences sur le Moyen Age. 5.  Paris: Honoré Champion, 2005.  71-88.

and

"Villon Unsung: The Unfinished Edition of Nicolas Lenglet Du Fresnoy." In Breakthrough: Essays And Vignettes in Honor of John A. Rassias. Ed. Mel Yoken. New York: Peter Lang, Publishing, 2007. 97-102.


Note 2

"Villon for the Millennial Stage: A Tale of Three Cities"

Among tne early legends about François Villon, we see him involved in a passion play (Rabelais, Gargantua, Book 4). It is not surprising that, perhaps the earliest American fiction about Villon is Silas Weir Mitchell's play, "François Villon" (Boston: 1890). The poet subsequently appears in film, television, television film, roll-playing games, computer games, rock and pop music and in a French comic book. Rudolf Friml's operata, The Vagabond King; is one of many examples of musical plays staging Villon, running right up to our time. He is entertainment fodder for the millenial mind.

Since 2000, Villon has appeared as a live dramitis personna in new drama, speaking Romanian, German, French, Russian, Czech, and English. But I would like to focus on the American stage (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco) in the past three to five years.

Multi-lingual Lisa Monde, with a doctorate in Musical Theatre Vocal Performance, has had her hand in many facets the entertainment world: film, television, musical theater, as an actrice, puppeteer, playwright, singer, dancer, score writer, director and producer.  The first time we see her connected  with a musical historical drama about Villon was through "Francois Villon. Three Days In Paris", produced in Moscow, with her  music and Russian lyrics, opening in 2010. She played the role of Isabelle.

Lisa Monde - Scene between Villon and Isabelle (from musical Francois Villon. Three days in Paris)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7got2HnrbQ

Lisa Monde was also working on her own historical play with English text.

Monde, Lisa. I Know All Save Myself Alone - The Play. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris, 2011.

which opened on June 14th 2012 in the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in New York.

She also wrote, directed, and scored "I Cry You Mercy Everyone", also about Villon, and opening at the Joria Productions Theater in New York on June 18, 2013, which is described as a musical version of  her historical play, I Know All Save Myself Alone.

I Cry You Mercy Everyone, The Musical - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/115331952009446/

And then, there is Los Angeles. Murray Mednick is an American playwright and poet, born in Brooklyn, NY, founder of the Padua Hills Playwrights Workshop/Festival in 1976 in California, The plays of the Padua group are somewhat experimental, where story is reflected by the dialogue, and dialogue is frequently the action. His Villon, which he wrote, directed and produced was presented February 15-March 23 2014 at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It exists in print:

Mendrick, Murray. Villon and Other Plays. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2015.

VILLON by Murray Mednick | February 15-March 23 - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/1431291870434750/

Villon | Padua Playwrights
http://paduaplaywrights.org/2013/11/villon/

Padua Playwrights presents VILLON Written and Directed by Murray Mednick
https://vimeo.com/86155641

Review: Carousing away with 'Villon' at Odyssey Theatre

There is an excellent web summary of Lisa Monde's work on Villon:

I Know All Save Myself Alone
http://www.iknowalltheplay.com/

In the last musical play, not yet fully produced on stage, the engaging plot revolves around the time travel of a French major from the University of Colorado Denver, who first appears just as Villon has escaped from the gallows.

The playwright, David Alpaugh, is a well-known poet, with work i in Poetry Review, Able Muse, Evergreen Review, and others, has published essays in The Chronical of Higher Education, Poets & Writers Magazine, Modern Drama, Twentieth Century Literature, and elsewhere. At once entertaining and serious, reminiscent at the same time of the Wizzard of Oz and Back to the Future; the reader sees anachronisms juggled with theastricality.  There are 21 songs and an overture.

His brother Lewis Alpaugh, who has composed for a number of country and folk musicians and groups, is the co-author responsible for the play.  Here is a song used in the play in a version produced in 2010, three years before the script appreared in print. I believe the voice is that of Jenny Gill.

François Villon Cries Noel (Lewis & David Alpaugh)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Ti7SuNOh8

and 5 years before the 2015 web production by Scene 4 Magazine

The seed for the play was obviously planted before this song, since the lyrics to "I am François", the first song in the musical play, were published as a poem in Heavy Lifting (2007).

Here are the versions of the whole play:

Yesteryear - The Life and Times of François Villon (with zombies). Music by Lewis Alpaugh, book and lyrics by David Alpaugh. (2014)

Alpaugh, David [book and lyrics], Lewis Alpaugh [music]. Yesteryear - Three Days in Paris with François Villon. Scene 4, 2015.
http://www.davidalpaugh.com/yesteryearscript.html

If I am not mistaken, David and Lewis Alpaugh are currently looking for a production path.


Books (Villon as subject or author)

Arn, Mary Jo and John Fox, eds. Poetry of Charles d’Orléans and His Circle/ A Critical Edition of BnF MS. fr. 25458, Charles d’Orléans’ Personal Manuscript. Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (ASMAR 34) Turnhout Belgium: Brepolis Publishers, 2010 [MS 01].

Barbe, Norbert-Bertrand, éd. Poèmes à François Villon. [Mouzeuil-Saint-Martin] : Bès éditions, cop. 2014.

Critone, Luigi [dessinateur] Je, François Villon. 2: Bienvenue parmi les ignobles. Histoire et Histoires. Paris: Delcourt, 2014 [BD, texte tiré du livre de Jean Teulé].

Essig, Rolf-Bernhard. Schlimme Finger: eine Kriminalgeschichte der Künste von Villon bis Beltracchi / Rolf-Bernhard Essig und Gudrun Schury. Munich: Verlag C.H. Beck, [2015].

Freeman, Michael, Jean Dérens et Jean Dufournet, ed. Villon entre mythe et poésie [Texte imprimé] : actes du colloque organisé les 15, 16 et 17 décembre 2006 à la Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris; textes, édités par Jean Dufournet et Marcel Faure. Colloques, congrès et conférences sur le Moyen âge, 9. Paris : Honoré Champion, 2014 [reprint of same in SFVB 11].

Fisher, Margaret. The Echo of Villon in Ezra Pound's Music and Poetry: Toward a Theory of Duration Rhyme. Emeryville, CA: Second Evening Arts Publishing, [2015] [e-book].

Gosztola, Matthieu, ed.  Oeuvres complètes de François Villon [s.l.]: Les Editions Sitaudis, 2014

Guyon, Frank, tr. François Villon par Stevenson, Un logis pour la nuit et Marcel Schwob, François Villon. Livrets d'Art, 12. Angoulême: Editions Marguerite Waknine, 2014.

Koppenfels, Werner von. Aus den Kerkern Europas - Poetische Kassiber von François Villon bis Ezra Pound. Munich: C.H, Beck; Auflage, 2014.

Mendrick, Murray. Villon and Other Plays. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2015.

Parsons, Kenneth. Our Mad Brother Villon. New York: Little Feather Books, Inc., 2015.

Velter, André, ed. Petite bibliothèque de poésie Choix de poèmes de François Villon, Charles d'Orléans, Maurice Scève, Pierre de Ronsard, Théophile de Viau, Jean de La Fontaine, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Victor Hugo, Gérard de Nerval, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine et Arthur Rimbaud. Poésie/Gallimard, Hors série, Gallimard. [Paris] : Gallimard; "Télérama", impr. 2013 [premier livret].

Villon, François: Balade şi alte poeme. Tr. Dan Botta. Bucureşti: Institutul Cultural Român, 2006 [Romanian].

__________ . Le Lais ou Le Petit Testament. Diata sau Testamentul Mic. Tr. Dan Dănilă. Bucurest: Editura Eminescu, 2015.

__________ . Oeuvres complètes de François Villon.  Ed. FB Editions. [North Charleston]: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015 [likely a much older edition].

__________ . Poésies. Ed. Ligaran. Cork: Primento Digital Publishing, 2015 [e-book & paper, 45 pages].

__________ . Poésies. London: Les Edition de Londres, 2014 [e-book, modern French translation on 332 facing pages].

__________ .  Le Testament: An Opera by Ezra Pound. 1923 facsimile edition of the complete opera composed by Ezra Pound, edited by George Antheil with audio CD of the complete opera, 110 color plates, libretto, essays & music commentary, Ed. Robert Hughes and Margaret Fisher. Emeryville, CA: Second Evening Arts Publishing, 2011.

__________ . Il Testamento e altre poesie. Tr. Antonio Garibaldi. Collezione di Poesia. Turin Giulio Einaudi Editore, 2015.


Articles, Book Chapters, Individual Poems of Villon in translation or edition

Cavendish, Richard. "Villon is Banished from Paris." History Today 63, no. 1 (January 2013): 9.

Chiron, Pascal. "La valeur testamentaire de la poésie de Villon  le texte en héritage" La Valeur de l'oeuvre littéraire, entre pôle artistique et pôle esthétique. Classiques Garnier, collection "Rencontres". Paris: Editions Garnier, 2012 . 167-82.

Cussen, Felipe. "Versos sueltos, lugares comunes, poemas encontrados." Acta Literaria 46 (2013): 9-19.

Danon, Samuel, tr. "Villon's Epitaph (Ballad of the Hanged)." Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation 10, no. 2 (Spring 2008): 102-03.

__________, tr. [Villon] "Ballade: A Prayer To Our Lady." Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation 23, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 126-27.

__________ , tr. [Villon] "Ballade to his Girlfriend." Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation 23, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 128-29.

Diaz, Nelson. "El primer maldito. Vidas de François Villon" Localización: Dossier 7, no. 41 (2013): 60-68.

Jeay, Madeleine. "Charles d’Orléans et François Villon: paradoxales identifications" In her  Poétique de la nomination dans la lyrique médiévale - "Mult volentiers me numerai". Recherches littéraires médiévales. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2015. 217-36.

Gros, Gérard, "Le cœur en personne. Étude sur le fameux Débat de Villon (Poèmes variés, pièce XIII)." La personnification du Moyen Âge au XVIIIe siècle. Rencontres, 91. Ed. Mireille Demaules, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2014. 145-163.

Leonardi, Giorgio. "Donne e uomini 'du temps jadis': François Villon nei versi di Emilio Praga." Idee di tempo: Studi tra lingua, letteratura e didattica. Ed. Claudia Buffagni, Beatrice Garzelli, Andrea Villarini. Linguaggi e culture: Studi e ricerche 9. Guerra Edizione, 2011. 69-74.

Moody, A. David. "Ch. 1. A year in Paris, 1921-1924." In his Ezra Pound, Poet: A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Volume II: The Epic Years,1921-1939. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014. 3-63.

Mortimer, Anthony, tr. "François Villon: Poems." Literary Imagination 15 (November 2013): 317-26.

Nelson, Brian. "Villon: A Dying Man." In his The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015. pp. 1-7.

Pascolini-Campbell, Claire. "Problematic Genealogies: Algernon Swinburne, Dante
Gabriel Rossetti and the Discovery of Francois Villon." Victorian Poetry 52, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 661-78.

Patterson, Jonathan. "Life Writing in the Early Modern Period: The Case of Guillaume Colltet's 'Vie de François Villon." French Studies Bulletin 36 (Spring 2015): 4-7.

Precerutti, Roberto. "François Villon." Poesia: mensile internazionale di cultura poetica 26, no 278 (213): 44-45.

Piantoni, Antoine. "'Je suis des hoirs François Villon': Jean-Marc Bernard et l’héritage du povre escolier." Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France 115, no. 3 (2015): 597-622.

Pöckl, Wolfgang. "Kulinaria im Werk François Villons und Probleme ihrer Übersetzung."  Text-Brücken zwischen den Kulturen. Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Bernd Spillner. Ed. Elisabeth Venohr and Nadine Rentel. Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2012. 429-439.

Regalado, Nancy Freeman. "Who Tells the Stories of Poetry? Villon and his Readers." Telling the Story in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Evelyn Birge Vitz. Ed. Kathryn A. Duys, Elizabeth Emery, Laurie Postlewate. Cambridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2015.  61-76.

[Rosetti, Dante Gabriel] "The Ballad of Dead Ladies"  Ed. Victor Shea, William Whitla. Victorian Literature: An Anthology. John Wiley & Sons 2014. 623-25.

Seda, Kamel Harire y Luz María Traverso. "La Balada del Perdón." Revista Electrónica de Educación Religiosa 5, no. 1 (julio 2015): 1-20.

Villon, François. "Ballad of Meddlesome Tongues" Tr. David Georgi. Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing 55, no. 2 (Spring 2012): 44-45.



Thesis or Dissertation

Ojeda, Beatriz Martínez. Las Traducciones al español de la obra de François Villon: Análisis traductológico.  Diss. Córdoba: Universidad de Córdoba, 2012.

Profilet, Auguste  De la Vie et des ouvrages de François Villon. Thèse présentée à la Faculté des lettres de Nancy Broché – 1 juillet 2013. [Paris]: Hachette Livre BNF, 2013.

Ross, Carl A. De Meung and Villon: Religion, Feminism and Renaissance Trends. MA  Thesis, Atlanta University, 1969.


Short Fiction, Poems about or influenced by Villon, Satire, etc.


Fern, Bruno. Le Petit Test. [s.l.]: Editions Sitaudis, 2014.

Levis, Larry. "François Villon on the Condition of Pity in Our Time." Poetry 205, no 2 (November 1914): 116.


Presentations and Performances


Arbatz, Michel / François Villon. "Villon la vie." Théâtre de l'Ange à Avignon [France], du 4 au 26 juillet 2015.

Armstrong, Adrian (Queen Mary University of London), '"Mon cierge trouvay soufflé’": Masculinity and its tensions in François Villon' School of Languages at Lunchtime Series, University of Warwick. Thursday 19 November, 2015.

Aubry, Jean (Professeur honoraire de lettres, Université Inter-Ages). "François Villon: Poète et truand." Conférences. Palais des Congrès de Royan, 29 avril 2015.

Martine Créack (Université de Paris 8). "L’effet épitaphe: François Villon et Franck Venaille." Colloque Internationale - Mémoire du Moyen Âge dans la poésie contemporaine. Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) 15 septembre 2011.

Cerquiglini-Toulet, Jacqueline (Paris IV) "François Villon et la mythologie." Veranstaltungen für Romanistik-Doktorierende (Romanisches Seminar UZH, D-31)
. Universität Zurich, October 7, 2015.

Cerquiglini-Toulet, Jacqueline (Professeur, U. Paris IV). "Les gestes paradoxaux du Testament de François Villon: héritage et don." Séminaire-conférence du Groupe de recherche sur le moyen français. Université Catholique de Louvain, le lundi 30 mars 2015.

Dauvois, Natalie ((Université Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle). "Pardonnez-moi, car je m'en vois en blobes": Autoportraits lyriques de Deschamps à Villon." Le Moi dans tous ses états. Naissance du for intérieur et apories de la subjectivité en littérature française de la Renaissance aux Lumières. Paris-Sorbonne, le 13 octobre, 2015.

Heller-Roazen, Daniel (Princeton University). "Villon, ou Le Secret de Tzara." Conférence DHR. Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 7 December, 2014.

Hovey, Kevin (student, University of Michigan - Dearborn) "François Villon: a Troubled Artist." MEETING OF MINDS XXII. Okland University, May 9, 2014.

Jámbor, József. Soirée littéraire et musicale : François Villon. Csokonai Theater of Debrecen, Hungary, March 11, 2015.

"Lire Villon aujourd'hui" Entretiens de la revue Poésie. Participants:  Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet and Nathalie Koble. Introduction by Claude Mouchard, poetry reading by Marie-Armelle Deguy. Maison de la poésie, Paris, November 29, 2014.

Love, Nathan L. (Western Kentucky University). "From Villon to Voltaire, Online." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 2008. Lexington, Kentucky, April 19, 2008.

Organisée par Helen Solterer, co-directrice du groupe de recherche "Humanités numériques" à Duke University, cette rencontre a rassemblé Nancy Freeman Regalado (NYU), David Georgi, traducteur de Villon en anglais, et Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet (Université Paris-Sorbonne), éditrice et traductrice des Œuvres complètes de Villon en Pléiade (2014). Une rencontre bilingue autour de "François Villon: First Modern Poet, Digital Actor"  à New York à la librairie Albertine (972 Fifth Avenue, at 79th Street), 14 mai 2015.

Pascolini-Campbell, Claire (University College London, Comparative Literature), François Villon on the Radio: Ezra Pound’s Adaptation of the Testament forthe BBC." Adapting the Cannon.  University of London School of Advanced Study,  10 October 2014.

Pickens, Rupert (University of Kentucky) "Metrics and Meaning in François Villon's Ballades." 72nd Annual Conference of the South Central Modern  Language Association. Nashville, Tennessee, October 31-November 3, 2015.

[Pound, Ezra]. First UK performance of the original version of Pound's opera, Le Testament de Villon.  Igor Toronyi-Lalic’s contemporary music festival, November 28, 2015.

Russell, Nicolas (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). “Remembering Villon: Clément Marot on Poetry and Poetic Memory,” Sixteenth Century Studies
Conference, San Juan, 24-27 October 2013.


Significant Citation

Chatelain, Jean-Marc. "Bibliophilie et tradition littéraire en france au début du xviiie siècle." Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France 115, no. 1 (2015): 91-102.

Chuilleanáin, Eiléan Ni. "The Ages of a Woman and the Middle Ages." Irish University Review 45, no. 2 (November 2015): 199-214.

Epelboin, Annie "La communauté poétique: Mandelstam et la bouteille à la mer." Etudes littéraires 41, no. 2, (2010): 19-31.

Gilbert, Jane. "The ubi sunt Topos in Middle French: Sad Stories of the Death of Kings."  In her Living Death in Medieval French and English Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 103-50.

Machonis, Peter A. Le Moyen français: évolution de la langue. New Orleans, Presses universitaires du Nouveau Monde, 2005.

Mandelstam, Ossip. De la poésie. Traduction et Postface de Christian Mouze. Nantes: Editions La Barque, 2014.

Prodhomme, André "'Je reviens d’un pays lointain... ' / L’oiseau-géant." Moebius : écritures / littérature 136 (février 2013): 230-32.

Reisz, Matthew. "Of deviance and devilry or the students are revolting." The Times Higher Education Supplement 2211 (Jul 9, 2015): 38.

Sirén, Anne "2.1.2. Coquillards et François Villon."  L’argot des cités e
n tant que marqueur d’identité: Etude sociolinguistique des termes argotiques dans
Kiffe kiffe demain de Faïza Guène. Mémoire de maîtrise. Université de Tampere
Langue française, 2014.  9-10.

Wheatley, Edward. "Chapter 4. "Humoring the Sighted: The Comic Embodiment of Blindness."  Stumbling Blocks Before the Blind: Medieval Constructions of a Disability. Corporealities: Discourses of Disability. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2014. 90-128.


Reviews and Abstracts

Armstrong, Adrian. Rev. of  Poetry of Charles d'Orléans and His Circle: A Critical Edition of BnF MS. fr. 25458, Charles d'Orléans's Personal Manuscript by Charles d'Orléans, ed John Fox and Mary Jo Arn. French Studies 67, no. 1 (January 2013): 87-88.

Mercier, Christophe. "Notre frere Villon." Rev. François Villon. Oeuvres complètes - Edition et traduction de l'ancien français par Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet avec la collaboration de Laëtitia Tabard.. Commentaire 37, no. 148 (2014) 922-23.

Keolb, Tadzio. " Rabbis, Monks, Rebels ." New York Times Sunday Book Review (12/21/14): BR18 [review of Raphaël Jerusalmy’s Brotherhood of Book Hunters].

Kong, Katherine. Rev. of  Poetry of Charles d'Orléans and His Circle: A Critical Edition of BnF MS. fr. 25458, Charles d'Orléans's Personal Manuscript by Charles d'Orléans, ed John Fox and Mary Jo Arn. Renaissance Quarterly 65, no. 1 (Spring 2012250-252

Rosenberg, Samuel N. Rev. " (Recherches littéraires médiévales 3.) by Jean-Claude Mühlethaler; Charles d'Orléans, un lyrisme entre Moyen Âge et modernité.Poetry of Charles d'Orléans and His Circle: A Critical Edition of BnF MS fr. 25458, Charles d'Orléans's Personal Manuscript (Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 34; Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 383.) by John Fox, Mary-Jo Arn, R. Barton Palmer" Speculum  88, no. 2 (April 2013) 557-559.

Swift, Helen J. Rev. of Villon, François. Oeuvres complètes, éd. Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet. French Studies 69, no. 2 (2015): 234-235.

Toronyi-Lalic, Igor. "Culture notes Ezra Pound's opera, written for two tins and a washboard." The Times - London, England (Nov. 27, 2015): 13.


Internet Resources

Manuscript facsimile

MS F  vu22   Ballades et poemes diverses (PDF Binary File 546 MB)
http://weburn.kb.se/metadata/022/hs_13688022.htm


Poems read aloud in French


Serge Reggiani dit le Lais de François Villon (strophes 1 à 6) - 3/8/15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qxyxpcZVi8

Le Lais (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) François Villon [Feb 22, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ajS8QrZNY

Serge Reggiani dit Le Testament de François Villon [selected, Mar 8, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9J2JKdxrag

Le Testament (I, II), François Villon [Dec 18, 2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMDi15YhzvY

Le Testament, (III, IV), François Villon [Dec 18, 2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWQJAXf3aO0

Le Testament (X, XI, XII), François Villon [Dec 22, 2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwTTE8yTL7g

Le Testament XXII, XXIII, François Villon [Mar 4, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jEVefZ8OOg

Le Testament, (XXVIII), François Villon [Apr 1, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh5RUAayFPs

Le Testament XXIX, François Villon [Mar 4, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FlXQd8jcn8

Le Testament (XXX, XXXI, XXXII) François Villon [Apr 1, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqOxVDyrzt8

Le Testament (Ballade pour Prier Nostre Dame), François Villon [T873-909, 3/3/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2JTiBd_8fg

Le Testament Ballade (pour Jehan Cotart), François Villon [T1237-65, 3/30/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H33nFaamLGw

Le Testament (Ballade de merci), François Villon [T1968-91, Oct 11, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8fQicye9NE

Ballade des proverbes, François Villon [PVv, Sep 18, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpQv6iJWn0o

Ballade des menus propos, François Villon [PVvi, Sep 18, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7AAdJBi3Xo

Epître à ses amis, François Villon [PVxii, Sep 19, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lXXHlsO-hc

Débat du cuer et du corps De Villon [PVxiii, May 19, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eApoDntXgQ

Quatrain, François Villon [PVxiv, Mar 3, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPRB95HIEeU


In other languages

Die Ballade von den Lästerzungen (Villon, Zech, NaNa) - German, Mar 28, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJXZjYBbaxA

François Villon - Dvojbalada o bláznovství v lásce [Czech, Aug 25, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQV38krZoC4

Francois Villon - Az akasztófavirágok balladája [Hungarian, Jun 17, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAxS3dOGKL0

Francois Villon - Ballada a szép fegyvermesterné vénségéről [Hungarian, 6/17/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-gL5arKmg0

Francois Villon - Nyári ballada szegény Lovise ról [Hungarian, Jun 17, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTq36USvC10

Turniej Bardów 2015 - Ballade De Mercy [Polish, Feb 8, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSpb1_xBOwI



Recorded music, film and drama

Pound's opera

Le Testament de Villon: Pere Noe [from Pound's opera, Jul 11, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNw-nhz8cI4

Le Testament de Villon: Dame du ciel [from Pound's opera, Aug 9, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXmOfhmtTrM

Le Testament de Villon: Freres humains [from Pound's opera, Oct 31, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENVGyjvzwHU

Le Testament de Villon: Dictes moy [from Pound's opera, Oct 31, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtT9bCzpjDc

Le Testament de Villon: Brothel Music [from Pound's opera, Nov 1, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qCioW7lnn0

Ezra Pound - Le Testament De Villon - Opera [1980 Holland Festival, Oct 31, 2013]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h87wzHikkwc


Debussy's "Trois Ballades . . ."

Gérard Souzay "Ballade que fait Villon à la requeste de sa mère" Debussy [2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxjP9vnFtMU

3 Ballades de François Villon: II. Dame du ciel, régente terrienne [Lancaster, 2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFSZfkOMiCA

Camille Maurane--"Trois ballades de Villon" Debussy [May 2, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiO2bIPAXt4

Debussy: 3 Ballade de François Villon - Ballade des femmes de paris [7/12/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2WzJNYnUiw

Debussy: Trois ballades de François Villon, L. 119 - No.2, Ballade que feit Villon à la... [8/22/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0zxgIlVyE

I. Ballade de Villon à s'amye [from Debussy, 3 ballades, Oct 18, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlDZPnleYV8

3 Ballades de François Villon: No.1. Ballade de Villon a s'amye [2/11/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EncslddlKmc

3 Ballades de François Villon: No. 2. Ballade pour pier Notre Dame [2/11/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rFiWisDMdY

3 Ballades de François Villon: No. 3. Ballades des femmes de Paris [2/11/15]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhp90VIoS9Y


varia

La Belle Heaumière 2015 [Emmanuel Aguillon, Mar 22, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prCX6yIng9s

Ian Pittaway : Like The Snow (Sydney Carter)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC8PoD12RQs

[Carter, Sydney] Like The Snow [Nov 10, 2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20jEk1Rjums

Finardi, Eugenio - La preghiera di François Villon [in Italian, May 24, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy3kJjfdHsw

François Villon avec Michel de Meaulnes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnBSN1fMx1A

FRANÇOIS VILLON, baladin de Dieu (émission radio France Culture 2003
Les Vivants et les Dieux)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSWg6Mdyx98

Francois Villon Ballada o paniach minionego czasu [in Polish, Jan 28, 201]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8E2EDrhVnc

Francois Villon - Testamentum [Hungarian radio play, Oct 15, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I75REDfsduo

Monique Morelli - François Villon - Epistle to my friends [December 1, 2015]
http://impossiblepoems.blogspot.com/2015/12/monique-morelli-francois-villon-epistle.html

Les Neiges D’Antan (by Bert Seeger)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHHUKpNKVLQ

Olivia Chaney - Ballade des dames du temps jadis (François Villon), 6/15/15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFBjTEA8HM

La poésie fout le camp villon [Oct 16, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKRjunCFYus

La Vie de Francois Villon 1sur2 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llwbl1a60sk

La Vie de Francois Villon 2sur2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENREOeoLqf0

VILLON - Ballade (Des Dames Du Temps Jadis) [Nov 15, 2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfGZcQ157lE

VILLON - Ballade XI [Feb 13, 2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cueGa12bYN8

VILLON - Lay (Ou Plutost Rondeau) [Nov 21, 2014]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCXzGrvOo7s

Zivot a soud; François Villon [silent short film, Czech commentary, 2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p156i-vemSQ


Critical discussions, text of poems, translations, creative works

11 Translations "Ballade de bonne doctrine à ceux de mauvaise vie," François Villon -
The Laughing Bone [2/7/14]
http://laughingbone.blogspot.com/2014/02/11-translations-of-ballade-de-bonne.html

106 Works by or about François Villon (Internet Archive)

The Adventures of François Villon (four films released in 1914)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Fran%C3%A7ois_Villon

Aleksovska, Ana "Le sujet de la fuite du temps dans les oeuvres de Villon,
Lamartine et Proust"


Alvar, Carlos. "Villon, François (1431-1463)." La Web de las biografías
http://www.mcnbiografias.com/app-bio/do/show?key=villon-francois

Архив метки: François VILLON. Tania-Soleil Journal [in Russian with poem translations]
http://www.tania-soleil.com/tag/francois-villon/

Arbatz, Michel. Villon la Vie [author explains his work]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cweYbyy32EA

Balada de los ahorcados, François Villon (1 mayo 2015)
https://lacanciondelasirena.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/balada-de-los-ahorcados-francois-villon/

Bonecarver"A New Translation / Rendering of Villon's Ballade de bonne doctrine a ceux
de mauvaise vie."  (2/4/14)


BUNTING'S VILLON (reading Dec 8, 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMkotneIuHQ

Carter, Sydney. "Vanished Like the Snow" [song lyrics]
http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/solas/vanished.htm

Castillo, Leo. "Villon poesía y delito." El Espectator, blogs cultura (2/5/14)
http://blogs.elespectador.com/elmagazin/2014/02/05/villon-poesia-y-delito/

Charlaix, Françoise, "François Villon et le Paris médiéval du XVe siècle" [24 mars 2015]
http://www.cdi-garches.com/art/francois-villon-et-le-paris-medieval-du-xveme-siecle/

Collegati, Articoli, " De André e Villon: poesia tra infamia e misericordia" (2014)
http://primulablog.com/2014/01/11/de-andre-e-villon-poesia-tra-infamia-e-misericordia/

Davies-Deacon, Merryn (student at York University) "Can Villon’s 'Ballade en vieil langage
françoys' be used as a basis for claims about the transition from Old to Middle French?" [32 pp.]

Ezra Pound’s anti-Debussy opera to receive UK premiere [Norman Lebrecht, 28/11/15]
http://slippedisc.com/2015/11/ezra-pounds-anti-debussy-opera-to-receive-uk-premiere/

Foreman, A. Z., tr. " François Villon: Ballad of Ladies of Yore (From French)". 6/8/15
http://poems.lovesbeautiful.com/?p=42

François Villon, La ballade des pendus - A la française

François Villon (1431?-1463?) - data.bnf.fr
http://data.bnf.fr/11928414/francois_villon/

François Villon. Francia: 1431-1463. Poemas, textos electrónicos completos
http://www.ciudadseva.com/textos/poesia/fran/villon/francois_villon.htm

François Villon et le Paris Médiéval du XVe siècle (3/24/15)
http://www.cdi-garches.com/art/francois-villon-et-le-paris-medieval-du-xveme-siecle/

François Villon - France Cullture (several broadcasts from 2014 to 2015)
http://www.franceculture.fr/personne-francois-villon

François Villon: el gran precursor de la poesía maldita (12/27/15). LATITUD
http://revistas.elheraldo.co/latitud/francois-villon-el-gran-precursor-de-la-poesia-maldita-136376

FRANCOIS VILLÓN - Poeta de ladrones y prostitutas (12/13/14)
http://perdidasmusas.blogspot.com/2014/12/francois-villon-poeta-de-ladrones-y.html

"Francois Villon, some poetry and notes" Poetryparc (3/7/15)
https://poetryparc.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/francois-villon-poetry-and-notes/

FRANÇOIS VILLON – Une vie, une œuvre (émission radio France Culture 2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWQJAXf3aO0

François Villon - Wikia [the unofficial White-Wolf wiki]
http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Villon

Hurley, Patrick. " The Play is the Thing in Villon." Life in LA (2/24/14)
http://lifeinla.com/entertainment/streams/theatre/128-theatre/821/the-play-is-the-thing-in-villon.html

I Cry You Mercy Everyone. Musical (Facebook for Lisa Monde's musical, produced in 2013)
https://www.facebook.com/events/515899708491357/

Keolb, Tadzio. "Raphaël Jerusalmy’s ‘Brotherhood of Book Hunters.’" NYT Sunday Book
Review (12/19/14)


"Le laisserez-vous là, le pauvre Villon ?" France Inter (21 août 2014)
http://www.franceinter.fr/emission-bienvenue-au-moyen-age-le-laisserez-vous-la-le-pauvre-villon

Lehman, David. "In the 30th Year of His Age: Francois Villon, Rascal Poet" (10/5/13)

Leupin, Alexandre. "Une nouvelle édition de François Villon par Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet" 

Levy, Léon-Marc. "François Villon, Oeuvres complètes en la Pléiade" [Rev. 10/30/14]
http://www.lacauselitteraire.fr/francois-villon-oeuvres-completes-en-la-pleiade

"Lire Villon aujourd'hui" Poésie, Entretiens (29 novembre 2014) - event
http://www.pourpoesie.net/?q=content/lire-villon-aujourdhui

Loret, Eric. "François Villon, anacoluthes et acolytes dans la Pléiade." (Rev. of Cerquiglini,11/19/14)

Marchon, Pierre, "Un texte merveilleux de Pierre Michon" [10 janv. 2015]

May, Charles. "Short Story Month: 2015-Robert Lewis Stevenson 'A Lodging for the Night'
http://may-on-the-short-story.blogspot.com/2015/05/short-story-month-2015-robert-louis.html

Matrix, Micah. "Great Lines: 'Where are the snows of yesteryear?'" First Things

Mconnell, Imogen, tr. "Translated Poem: Ballade des Pendus by François Villon"

Merlín, Alejandrio. "François Villon y la vida del poeta" [2/9/15]
http://www.tierraadentro.conaculta.gob.mx/blogs/francois-villon-y-la-vida-del-poeta/

Michaud, Yves. "Un texte merveilleux de Pierre Michon" (1/10/15)

Morales, "Modelos amatorios alternativos según François Villon, poeta, ladrón y vagabundo" [10/14/14]

Morelli, Monique - Villon - Ballad of small talks
http://impossiblepoems.blogspot.com/2014/04/monique-morelli-villon-balad-of-small.html

"La Paciencia: François Villon, el poeta forajido" El Nacional - papel literario (11/10/14)

Pickron, Tyler. "Stereotypical Beauty Questioned" (8 December 2013)
https://leamillay.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/tyler-pickron.pdf

UN POEMA DE FRANÇOIS VILLON (Rondel), Traducción de Juan Victorio
http://tertuliaspoeticas.blogspot.com/2014/04/un-poema-de-francois-villon.html

Quigley, Killian. Rev. Poems by François Villon [ed. David Georgi]. 1/12/15
http://makemag.com/review-poems-by-francois-villon/

Raphaël Jérusalmy - La confrérie des chasseurs de livres
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0ggE-fghWo

Société François Villon, Bulletin 30 (winter 2014)
http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/sfvb30.shtml

Talk: François Villon [Wikipedia]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AFran%C3%A7ois_Villon

Le Testament de Villon (Pound's opera)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Testament_de_Villon

Verhuyck, Paul. "Villon et les neiges d'antan"
http://www.kisling.nl/paulverhuyck/DamesNeiges2004.pdf

Victorin, Patricia, "Un théâtre pour la poésie. Entretien avec Michel Arbatz ." Perspectives
médiévales 36 (janvier, 2015): 1
https://peme.revues.org/7409

Villon [Murray Mendick's play (written and directed) produced in Los Angeles]
http://paduaplaywrights.org/2013/11/villon/

Villon, Ballades et poèmes diverses [stockholm ms]
http://83.212.122.164/dataset/villon-ballades-et-poemes-diverses

"Villon, ce frère moderne" Le Temps - Poésie  (Rev. 26 décembre 2014)
http://www.letemps.ch/2014/12/26/villon-frere-moderne

Villon, "Epitaphe" [2014]
http://moodle2.units.it/mod/resource/view.php?id=1409&lang=en

Villon et Verlaine sous l’œil de Valéry. MISS MEDIA (juillet 2015)
http://missmediablog.fr/villon-et-verlaine-sous-loeil-de-valery/

Villon, il tempo e 'Le testament' (laCOOLtura, 7/30/15)
http://www.lacooltura.com/2015/07/villon-il-tempo-e-le-testament/




Robert D. Peckham, PhD
Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques
bobp@utm.edu
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University of Tennessee at Martin
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