Yver, Jacques (1055 words)

  • Margaret Harp (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Jacques Yver was a mid-sixteenth-century French author known for one work: Le Printemps d’Yver. Principally a prose work evocative of multiple previous authors, the volume consists of stories most immediately reminiscent of Marguerite de Navarre’s collection of seventy-two French stories, the Heptaméron (1559). Yver’s stories and their premise – three gentlemen and three noble women who spin tales in order to distract each other from the horrors of the recent third religious war and to rejoice in the brief 1570 truce of Saint-Germain – provide an intriguing and distinctive continuation of this genre. First published in 1572, at least twenty editions appeared in the following twenty years. By 1635, ten more …

Harp, Margaret. "Yver, Jacques". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 February 2013
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13103, accessed 07 December 2016.]

Articles on Yver's works

  1. Le Printemps d'Yver [Yver's Spring]