Poetry

The Lais of Marie De France

With Two Further Lais in the Original Old French

Author: Marie France

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141389346

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

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Marie de France (fl. late twelfth century) is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais - stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance - are among the finest of the genre. Recounting the trials and tribulations of lovers, the lais inhabit a powerfully realized world where very real human protagonists act out their lives against fairy-tale elements of magical beings, potions and beasts. De France takes a subtle and complex view of courtly love, whether telling the story of the knight who betrays his fairy mistress or describing the noblewoman who embroiders her sad tale on the shroud for a nightingale killed by a jealous and suspicious husband.
Poetry

The Lais of Marie de France

Author: Marie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140447590

Category: Poetry

Page: 164

View: 5512

Marie de France (fl. late twelfth century) is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais - stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance - are among the finest of the genre. Recounting the trials and tribulations of lovers, the lais inhabit a powerfully realized world where very real human protagonists act out their lives against fairy-tale elements of magical beings, potions and beasts. De France takes a subtle and complex view of courtly love, whether telling the story of the knight who betrays his fairy mistress or describing the noblewoman who embroiders her sad tale on the shroud for a nightingale killed by a jealous and suspicious husband.
Biography & Autobiography

Marie de France

An Analytical Bibliography

Author: Glyn Sheridan Burgess,Giovanna Angeli

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1855661543

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 8140

A listing of the latest publications on Marie de France.
Fiction

Arthurian Romances

Author: Chretien de Troyes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147517

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3863

Filled with romantic tales of Lancelot and early Grail legends, this exacting translation of de Troyes' verse narratives written in the 12th century features four romances that expound on the ideals of French chivalry.

Le Cygne

Bulletin of the International Marie de France Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9291

Literary Criticism

Le Morte Darthur

The Winchester Manuscript

Author: Sir Thomas Malory,Helen Cooper

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192824202

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

View: 7618

Presents the epic story of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, the sword of Excalibur, and his tragic and poetic death
Poetry

The Lais of Marie de France

Text and Translation

Author: Claire M. Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770486003

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 8127

Composed in French in twelfth-century England, these twelve brief verse narratives center on the joys, sorrows, and complications of love affairs in a context that blends the courtly culture of tournaments and hunting and otherworldly elements such as self-steering boats, shape-shifting lovers, and talking animals. Popular with readers across countries and languages since their composition, the Lais have made their author, Marie, one of the most famous women writers of the Middle Ages, renowned for her brilliant use of language and cultural allusion as well as her keen eye for human behavior. This new edition provides a complete facing-page edition with the original text alongside a new modern English translation. A single manuscript, Harley 978, is used as the copy text. Appendices include contemporary literature on love, animals, and courtly life, as well as a list of textual variants in other manuscripts.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

Author: Peter France

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199247844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 4516

This guide highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the process of translating and the choices involved, making the translator more 'visible'. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Hungarian, Korean to Turkish. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available.
Fiction

The Song of Roland

Author: W.S. Merwin

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307790258

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 960

A contemporary prose rendering of the great medieval French epic, The Song of Roland is as canonical and significant as the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf. It extols the chivalric ideals in the France of Charlemagne through the exploits of Charlemagne's nephew, the warrior Roland, who fights bravely to his death in a legendary battle. Against the bloody backdrop of the struggle between Christianity and Islam, The Song of Roland remains a vivid portrayal of medieval life, knightly adventure, and feudal politics. The first great literary works of a culture are its epic chronicles, those that create simple hero-figures about whom the imagination of a nation can crystallize, observed V. S. Pritchett. The Song of Roland is animated by the crusading spirit and fortified by national and religious propaganda. This edition features W. S. Merwin's glowing, lyrical translation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
History

The History of the Franks

Author: Gregorio (Santo, )

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140442952

Category: History

Page: 710

View: 1015

Describes the history of France after the collapse of Roman control of Western Europe in the sixth century.
Literary Criticism

Chaucer's Dream Poetry

Author: Helen Phillips,Nick Havely

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 1398

Dream literature is regarded as one of the most important genres in medieval literature and is widely studied. This text provides a succinct and clear introduction to the five central poems that comprise Chaucer's Dream Poetry, and shows his role as a leading adapter of European Literary tradition into English Literature. The poems discussed are The Book of the Duchess, The Legend of Good Women, The Legend of Dido, The Parliament of Fowls and The House of Fame. Each have an introduction setting the poem within the context of Dream Poetry and Chaucer's own work. Appendices of proper names, pronunciation and criticism are also given. This volume is unique is presenting the poems together in an editorial and critical framework. The quality of annotation is unrivalled and will make this text a major addition to the literature suitable for those interested in the genre, literary, or more general history of the period.
Literary Criticism

Middle English Romances

Authoritative Texts, Sources and Backgrounds, Criticism

Author: S. H. A. Shepherd,Stephen H. A. Shepherd

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393966077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 514

View: 4532

This Norton Critical Edition presents significant examples of one of the most important bodies of English poetry written before the Renaissance.
Fiction

Tristan with the 'Tristran' of Thomas

Author: Gottfried von Strassburg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141918934

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8433

One of the great romances of the Middle Ages, Tristan, written in the early thirteenth century, is based on a medieval love story of grand passion and deceit. By slaying a dragon, the young prince Tristan wins the beautiful Isolde's hand in marriage for his uncle, King Mark. On their journey back to Mark's court, however, the pair mistakenly drink a love-potion intended for the king and his young bride, and are instantly possessed with an all-consuming love for each another - a love they are compelled to conceal by a series of subterfuges that culminates in tragedy. Von Strassburg's work is acknowledged as the greatest rendering of this legend of medieval lovers, and went on to influence generations of writers and artists and inspire Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.
Literary Collections

A Celtic Miscellany

Selected and Translated by Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson

Author: Kenneth Jackson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780140442472

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 359

View: 7888

Including works from Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx, this Celtic Miscellany offers a rich blend of poetry and prose from the eighth to the nineteenth century, and provides a unique insight into the minds and literature of the Celtic people. It is a literature dominated by a deep sense of wonder, wild inventiveness and a profound sense of the uncanny, in which the natural world and the power of the individual spirit are celebrated with astonishing imaginative force. Skifully arranged by theme, from the hero-tales of Cú Chulainn, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the sensitive and intimate writings of early Celtic Christianity, this anthology provides a fascinating insight into a deeply creative literary tradition.
Religion

Showings

Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism

Author: Julian (of Norwich),Julian of Norwich

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393979152

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 4303

Julian of Norwich is among the most intriguing religious visionaries in Christian history.
Poetry

Troilus and Cressida

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146030

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 6696

Romance and betrayal abound in this tale of the sensitive and generous warrior Troilus, who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance.
Chivalry in literature

The Lais of Marie de France

Text and Context

Author: Glyn Sheridan Burgess

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719019234

Category: Chivalry in literature

Page: 245

View: 3110

Literary Criticism

The Middle English Breton Lays

Author: Anne Laskaya,Eve Salisbury

Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications

ISBN: 9781879288621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 444

View: 3155