Laycox, Monty R.
Dr. Monty R. Laycox teaches in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Central Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in French from the University of Georgia.2007 0-7734-5229-X
This study examines the Livre du Cuer d’Amours espris
, a fifteenth-century allegory of a knight on a quest to rescue his beloved Doulce Mercy, and inter-textual borrowings from the Queste del saint graal
, the Roman de la Rose
, and other medieval works. By use of reader-response theory, the author considers the modifications and subversions of the story which prepare for the conclusion of Cuer’s endeavors: the abandonment of his quest after a single rejection from his lady.