Articles of the selected author in Verbum:

  • Unter uns gesagt Textstruktur und Gesprächsführung in Roman Flamenca
    Author Majorossy, Imre Gábor
    Issue Vol. XI/2009/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.11.2009.1.4
    Pages pp. 35-61
    Keywords Flamenca, fin'amors, Occitan novel, jealousy, biblical references
    Abstract This paper deals with one of the medieval Occitan novels and mainly with its dialogues. The popular love story of Flamenca and Guillem is shattered by the jealousy of Archambaut. As part of a major work, this paper shows how complex dialogues define the plot along the conflicts and lead persons to their next measures. Besides the analysis of the most famous dialogue, which was organised in the church, new aspects of other dialogues will be unveiled. The queen acts as the Bible's serpent, the young husband as a beast, the young woman as a fairy queen, the unknown lover as a priest, etc. They all begin to talk to each other, but nobody communicates what they really mean.
  • Recensiones
    Authors Majorossy, Imre Gábor
    Martonyi, Éva
    Issue Vol. IX/2007/2
    Category Recensiones
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.9.2007.2.13
    Pages pp. 323-329
    Reviews Textyles. Revue des lettres belges de langue française. Le Cri Édition, Belgique, No 28, 29 et 30, 2005, 2006 et 2007. (Martonyi Éva)

    Zoltanus Rihmer: Corona eburnea. Szent István Társulat, Budapest, 2007, 40 pp., mit 17 Farbabbildungen. (Majorossy Imre Gábor)
  • "Amor mi paixs": Langage biblique, enchantement et personnages redoublés dans la novas "Frayre de joy et sor de plaser"
    Author Majorossy, Imre Gábor
    Issue Vol. VIII/2006/1
    Category Artes
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.8.2006.1.1
    Pages pp. 5-21
    Keywords novas, Sleeping Beauty, fin'amors, biblical references, messenger bird
    Abstract This study deals with a so far not too often analysed old Provençal short story, which is a particular version of Sleeping Beauty. After an analysis of biblical vocabulary background and a presentation of various hidden oppositions in the novas, the paper focuses on the meaning of the speaking names, on the miracles and on the duplicated persons. As the second young couple plays a crucial role in the plot, it is necessary to find its identity and comprehensive literary function. The study concludes affirming that the short story shows the decline of fin'amor by a charming mixture of Christian, antique and popular beliefs. Among the three, it is the third that prevails, as the magic herb seems strong enough to wake up the dead princess. Even though the fin'amors ideology is still present, it is not predominating any more and cannot resolve the greatest human tragedy.
  • Troubadour saint - Troubadour inconnu ? (Encore sur le Jubilus)
    Author Majorossy, Imre Gábor
    Issue Vol. VII/2005/1
    Category Artes
    Pages pp. 103-113
    Abstract The following study continues the long-lasting debate on the authentic interpretation of the famous poem Dulcis Iesu memoria. As part of a major work, the paper shows the literary character of the deeply religious poem, still very popular these days, underlining its troubadour features. As the English origin of the poem has been revealed by André Wilmart, philological problems are not treated here; however, the mainstream tradition is accepted in a particular way: Saint Bernard did not write but did inspire the poem. It was the specific cultural and literary environment that exerted an obvious influence on the author, on the troubadour saint and inconnu as well.
  • Verbe de l'amour? Le verbe païr dans deux textes occitans
    Author Majorossy, Imre Gábor
    Issue Vol. VI/2004/1
    Category Linguistica
    Pages pp. 255-273
    Abstract The following study shows metaphorical meanings of a verb (païr) that comes from the religious tradition. Two texts will be presented: a poem of Raimbaut d'Aurenga and an occitan short story. Both speak about love and both use païr in a somewhat unusual way. In the poem, païr expresses love of the Domna; in the short story, after their marriage, lovers take new names and the wife has one that contains païr. The study tries to reveal a possible literary relationship between semantic fields of païr and aimer.
  • Marcabru - troubadour mystique?
    Author Majorossy, Imre Gábor
    Issue Vol. III/2001/2
    Category Critica
    Pages pp. 441-450
    Abstract Marcabru, the last representative of the first generation of troubadours had a very complex personality. The short study wishes to prove the real closeness of the poem Pax in nomine Domini as for poetical atmosphere to Christian doctrine. To go beyond stereotypes, the study shows slight differences between meanings of biblical texts and common traditions. All this reflection is a part of a greater research which tends to reveal and prove a supposition on an important relationship between courtly and mystical poetry.