Jean de Meung


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Jean de Meung

real name Jean Clopinel. ?1250--?1305, French poet, who continued Guillaume de Lorris' Roman de la Rose. His portion of the poem consists of some 18 000 lines and contains satirical attacks on women and the Church
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Literature, in the tradition of courtly love, includes such works as Lancelot by Chretien de Troyes, Tristan and Isolt by Gottfried von Strassbourg, Le Roman de la Rose by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, and the Arthurian romances.
Jean de Meung (1250-1305) thus represented the same tradition as Kadlubek.
The famous querelle de la "Rose,'" in which Christine was a key contributor, hinges on the author of the Romance of the Rose's aims in writing his story: did Jean de Meung hope to demonstrate the folly of love or to celebrate its immoral pleasures?