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- University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 74.99
A Taste for the Foreign examines foreignness as a crucial aesthetic category for the development of prose fiction from Jacques Amyot's 1547 translation of The Ethiopian Story to Antoine Galland's early eighteenth-century version of The Thousand and One Nights. Concentrating on the most successful examples of some of the most important sub-genres of... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99
Chrétien de Troyes's unfinished Grail story Conte du Graal generated numerous rewritings from the late 12th to the 15th centuries. This book shows how closely Chrétien's verse continuators used his narrative techniques to ask the questions about love, chivalry, religion, and violence that entered Arthurian romance in the first 'Story of the Grail'. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 38.00
This book by one of our most admired and influential medievalists offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais , her 103 animal... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 293.00
This book provides a critical edition of the 'O' manuscript (beginning of the 14th century) of the Roman de Renart . It is supplemented by a varia lectio which takes into account the different readings of the most important 'branches' or short texts of the Roman de Renart . The edition includes an introduction of the work from the perspective... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 13.52
One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
The Old-French Chanson d'Antioche has long intrigued historians and literary scholars. Unusually among epic poems, it follows closely a well documented historical event ? the First Crusade ? and appears to include substantial and genuine historical content. At one time it was believed to be based on an account by an eye-witness, 'Richard the Pilgrim'.... more...
- University of California Press 1992; US$ 26.95
In this new verse translation of one of the great works of French literature, Dorothy Gilbert captures the vivacity, wit, and grace of the first known Arthurian romance. Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an illustrious member of Arthur's court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00
The intricate structure and the many different narrative threads of the Prose Lancelot are here skilfully analysed, showing them to be a major new development in literary technique. more...