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Critical Essay by Rupert T. Pickens

SOURCE: "'Equitan': Anti-'Guigemar'," in Romance Notes, Vol. XV, No. 2, Winter, 1973, pp. 361-67.

In the following excerpt, Pickens compares "Equitan" to the lai "Guigemar" and defends "Equitan" against those critics who call it an inferior lai.

No other lai of Marie de France has suffered more at the hands of critics than "Equitan" To Hoepffner it is nothing more than "un médiocre fait-divers sans grandeur qui fournirait plutôt matière à un fabliau ou à un conte drôlatique qu'à un de ces contes sentimentaux qui sont dans la manière de notre poétesse" [Ernest Hoepffner, Les Lais de Marie de France...

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