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Academic Paper


Title: Mais où sont les jurons d’antan? Brassens, le nostalgique
Author: Laurentiu Bala
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Institution: University of Craiova
Linguistic Field: Ling & Literature; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: French
Abstract: Basing its approach on George Brassens’ song A Round of Swears that he recorded in 1958, this presentation tries to explore the so-called ‘happy swearwords’ which go like ‘the beads of a rosary,’ as Brassens himself said. He considered himself ‘a damned medieval man’ thus revealing his admiration for his great predecessor, François Villon’s poetry. He implicitly expressed his regret of ‘having been born five hundred years later’.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Analele Universității din Craiova, Seria Științe Filologice, Limbi străine aplicate, Anul VI, Nr. 1-2/2010, ISSN: 1841-8074, pp. 32-38.
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