Laycox, Monty R. Books
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.