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.
Biography & Autobiography

The lais of Marie de France

Author: Glyn Sheridan Burgess,Marie (de France),Keith Busby

Publisher: Penguin Classics


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 3835

This collection of love stories involving princes and princesses was written in the twelfth century by an unknown Frenchwoman.

Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard,Héloïse

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040852738

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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: 1950

A listing of the latest publications on Marie de France.

The History of the Franks

Author: Gregory of Tours

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141903791

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 3109

Written following the collapse of Rome's secular control over western Europe, the History of Gregory (c. AD 539-594) is a fascinating exploration of the events that shaped sixth-century France. This volume contains all ten books from the work, the last seven of which provide an in-depth description of Gregory's own era, in which he played an important role as Bishop of Tours. With skill and eloquence, Gregory brings the age vividly to life, as he relates the exploits of missionaries, martyrs, kings and queens - including the quarrelling sons of Lothar I, and the ruthless Queen Fredegund, third wife of Chilperic. Portraying an age of staggering cruelty and rapid change, this is a powerful depiction of the turbulent progression of faith at a time of political and social chaos.
Literary Collections

The Treasure of the City of Ladies

Or the Book of the Three Virtues

Author: Christine de Pizan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961015

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 3723

Written by Europe’s first professional woman writer, The Treasure of the City of Ladies offers advice and guidance to women of all ages and from all levels of medieval society, from royal courtiers to prostitutes. It paints an intricate picture of daily life in the courts and streets of fifteenth-century France and gives a fascinating glimpse into the practical considerations of running a household, dressing appropriately and maintaining a reputation in all circumstances. Christine de Pizan’s book provides a valuable counterbalance to male accounts of life in the middle ages and demonstrates, often with dry humour, how a woman’s position in society could be made less precarious by following the correct etiquette.

The Lais of Marie de France

Text and Translation

Author: Claire M. Waters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770486003

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 1880

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.

Flaubert in Egypt

A Sensibility on Tour : a Narrative Drawn from Gustave Flaubert's Travel Notes & Letters

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140435825

Category: Travel

Page: 230

View: 6342

A volume gleaned from Flaubert's diaries, letters, and travel notes reconstructs an 1849 trip to Egypt, Cairo, and the Red Sea area.

Le Cygne

Bulletin of the International Marie de France Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Marie De France's Poetry

Author: Marie De France,Marie

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393932683

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 1741

Marie de France s beautiful poems of courtly love, enchantment, and mystery are now available in a Norton Critical Edition."
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: 4982

This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literature of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language of origin, offers critical discussions, with bibliographies, of the translation history of specific texts (e.g. the Koran, the Kalevala), authors (e.g. Lucretius, Dostoevsky), genres (e.g. Chinese poetry, twentieth-century Italian prose) and national literatures (e.g. Hungarian, Afrikaans).

The Fabliaux

Author: Nathaniel E. Dubin,R. Howard Bloch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871403579

Category: Poetry

Page: 982

View: 1741

A new translation of the French answer to The Canterbury Tales contains 69 bawdy, humorous and satirical poems written between the 12th and 14th centuries featuring lascivious priests, lustful wives and cuckolded husbands. 20,000 first printing.

Troilus and Criseyde

A New Translation

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,Barry A. Windeatt

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192832905

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

View: 4685

Chaucer's masterpiece and one of the greatest narrative poems in English, the story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde is renowned for its deep humanity and penetrating psychological insight. This new translation into modern English by a major Chaucerian scholar includes an index of the names relating to the Trojan War and an Index of Proverbs. - ;`Now listen with good will, as I go straight to my subject matter, in which you may hear the double sorrows of Troilus in his love for Criseyde, and how she forsook him before she died' Like Romeo and Juliet, or Tristan and Iseult, the names of Troilus and Criseyde will always be united: a pair of lovers whose names are inseparable from passion and tragedy. Troilus and Criseyde is Chaucer's masterpiece and was prized for centuries as his supreme achievement. The story of how Troilus and Criseyde discover love and how she abandons him for Diomede after her departure from Troy is dramatically presented in all its comedy and tragic pathos. With its deep humanity and penetrating insight, Troilus and Criseyde is now recognized as one of the finest narrative poems in the English language. This is a new translation into contemporary English of Chaucer's greatest single poem which can be read alongside the Middle English original, or as an accurate and readable version in its own right. -

Troilus and Cressida

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1531283438

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 9476

Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the Middle Ages and is often called The Father of English Literature. Chaucer’s most famous work is the Canterbury Tales which helped popularize the dialect of the English language. This edition of Troilus and Cressida includes a table of contents.
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: 2054



Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism

Author: Julian (of Norwich)

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393979152

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 8431

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


An Anthology of Troubadour Poetry

Author: George Economou

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 168137031X

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

View: 3095

It was out of medieval Provence—Proensa—that the ethos of courtly love emerged, and it was in the poetry of the Provençal troubadours that it found its perfect expression. Their poetry was also a central inspiration for Dante and his Italian contemporaries, propagators of the modern vernacular lyric, and seven centuries later it was no less important to the modernist Ezra Pound. These poems, a source to which poetry has returned again and again in search of renewal, are subtle, startling, earthy, erotic, and supremely musical. The poet Paul Blackburn studied and translated the troubadours for twenty years, and the result of that long commitment is Proensa, an anthology of thirty poets of the eleventh through thirteenth centuries, which has since established itself not only as a powerful and faithful work of translation but as a work of poetry in its own right. Blackburn’s Proensa, George Economou writes, “will take its place among Gavin Douglas’ Aeneid, Golding’s Metamorphoses, the Homer of Chapman, Pope, and Lattimore, Waley’s Japanese, and Pound’s Chinese, Italian, and Old English.”

Arthurian Romances

Author: Chretien de Troyes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147517

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4017

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.
Literary Criticism

The Middle English Breton Lays

Author: Anne Laskaya,Eve Salisbury

Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications

ISBN: 9781879288621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 444

View: 4260


The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 9631

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID