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  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 16.91

    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...

  • Erec and Enideby Chrétien de Troyes

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • The Interlace Structure of the Third Part of the Prose Lancelotby Frank Brandsma

    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...

  • French Globalby Christie McDonald; Susan Suleiman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Is it possible to reread the entire sweep of French literature from a world perspective? Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted both within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary... more...

  • Thinking Through Chrétien de Troyesby Zrinka Stahuljak; Virginie Greene Sarah Kay; Sharon Kinoshita and Peggy McCracken

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    An exciting reassessment of the works of Chrétien, making use of modern critical theory to test orthodox opinion. more...

  • A Perceforest Readerby Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 14.57

    Perceforest is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness and importance, and has been justly described as "an encyclopaedia of 14th-century chivalry" and "a mine of folkloric motifs". Its contents... more...

  • The Methods of Medieval Translatorsby Raymond J. Cormier

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 179.95

    This monograph examines the medieval French translation/adaptation of Virgil’s Aeneid. The work employs Relevance Theory, second language pedagogy and hermeneutics in its analysis. more...

  • L’écriture feminine au XVIe siècle, en Franceby Annette Shahar

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95

    The purpose of the present work is the study of the access of women to literature in sixteenth-century France, a period not considered to be conducive to the awakening of female writers. This book focuses on the different steps of personal writing and the analysis of the women’s literary work. This book contains seven color photographs and six... more...

  • Tales the Textiles Tell in the Lais of Marie de Franceby Gloria Thomas Gilmore-Hunt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2001; US$ 159.95

    This work is unique in showing that textiles constitute a cohesive secondary signifying system throughout the Lais of Marie de France. There they function as texts-within-a-text. Etymologically, both text and textile derive from weaving. We read these textiles as complete signs that transfer meaning, as symbols whose meaning may or may not be interpreted,... more...

  • The Song of Rolandby John DuVal; David Staines

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 10.95

    Swift yet resonant, this masterful new verse translation conveys the immediacy, intimacy, and power of this greatest of Old French epic poems. John DuVal approaches the unadorned syntax of The Song of Roland in straightforward modern English, attuned to the nuance and detail of the narrative and the poetry of the original text. more...