Renart, Jean

Renart, Jean

(zhäN rənär`), fl. 1212, French poet. He is believed to be the author of two charming romans courtois, or metrical romances—Guillaume de Dole and L'Escoufle [the hawk] as well as Le Lai de l'ombre. These works contain realistic sketches of medieval life and are marked by psychological insight. Renart's use of traditional songs in his verse novels was widely imitated.

Bibliography

See study by P. H. Beekman (1935).

References in periodicals archive ?
Renart, Jean. The Romance of the Rose of Guillaume de Dole (Roman de la Rose ou de Guillaume de Dole).