from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Villon, François 1431-1463? French poet. His satirical lyrics are contained in Le Petit Testament (c. 1456) and Le Testament (c. 1461).

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  • n. French poet (flourished around 1460)


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  • Without even getting up from this table to consult a book I can think of passages in Villon, Shakespeare, Smollett, Thackeray, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot and many another which would be called antisemitic if they had been written since Hitler came to power.

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  • Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), who in some points of view recalls Villon, and Stéphanie Mallarmé (1842-1898).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • "No, no, Villon, that is for the Dauphin alone -- that and the coat-of-mail -- no one else must use them."

    The Justice of the King

  • Note the Acrostic "Villon" in the first letters of the first six lines.

    Avril Being Essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance

  • Many of the older poets, such as Villon and Herrick and

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  • Drawing on André Derain, Juan Gris, Matisse, Giorgio Morandi and Jacques Villon, Mr. Kerkam built masterfully solid and architectonic pictures, twinkling with light, that express universal values.

    Intersecting Planes and Opposing Angles

  • The poetry of violent death spans hundreds of years, and some poets, such as the 14th-century French hellraiser François Villon, who killed a man in a fight, knew well of what they wrote.

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  • Angers The Unknown Duchamp When Marcel Duchamp presented his revolutionary "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2" in New York in 1913, his eldest brother, Jacques Villon, was in the process of painting some of his best-know Cubist work.

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  • Yet the acclaim that Duchamp gained in New York also benefitted Villon, who had adopted the name of a French poet to distinguish himself from his three artistic siblings Duchamp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon and Suzanne Duchamp, and eventually his art became more popular in the U.S. than in Europe.

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  • "Jacques Villon," a retrospective of Villon's art, explores the history and significance of his work and his posthumous European acclaim.

    What's On Around Europe


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