Eustache Deschamps Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Burrow, John. “Hoccleve and the Middle French Poets.” In The Long Fifteenth Century: Essays for Douglas Gray, Eds. Helen Cooper and Sally Mapstone. pp. 35-49 Oxford: Claredon Press, 1997.

Includes a consideration of “Ballade 902” as one example among many of Deschamps's supplicant poems that bear similarities to Thomas Hoccleve's pleas for money in Male Regle.

Cropp, Glynis M. “Fortune and the Poet in Ballades of Eustache Deschamps, Charles D'Orleans and Francois Villon.” Medium Aevum 58, no. 1 (spring 1989): 125-132.

Examines the role of the personified figure of Fortune in selected works of the three poets.

Mieszkowski, Gretchen. “‘Pandras’ in Deschamps' Ballade for Chaucer.” The Chaucer Review 9, no. 4 (spring 1975): 327-36.

Discusses “Ballade 285,” in which Deschamps praises Chaucer's translation of Le Roman de la Rose into English.

Lowes, John Livingston. “Chaucer and the Miroir de mariage.Modern Philology 8, nos. 2-3 (1910-11): 165-86, 305-334.

The pioneer study of Deschamps's influence upon Chaucer.

Richards, Earl Jeffrey. “The Uncertainty in Defining France as a Nation in the Works of Eustache Deschamps.” In Inscribing The Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures, edited by Denise Baker, pp. 159-75. New York: State University of New York Press, 2000.

Examines Deschamps's difficulty in fashioning a French identity during The Hundred Years' War.

Scollen-Jimack, Christine M. “Marot and Deschamps: The Rhetoric of Misfortune.” French Studies 42, no. 1 (January 1998): 21-32.

Investigates similarities between Deschamps's works and those of Clément Marot.

Sinnreich-Levi, Deborah M. Eustache Deschamps: French Courtier-Poet, His Work and His World. New York: AMS Press, Inc. 1998. 281 p.

A collection of essays on Deschamps by Sinnreich-Levi, Ian Laurie, and others, covering a variety of topics and approaches to the poet's work.

Additional coverage of Deschamps' life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 208; and Literature Resource Center.