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- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
This book is the first to offer a cultural history of French literature from its very beginnings, analysing the relationship between French literature and France’s evolving power structures from the Middle Ages through to the present day. It shows the political connections between the elite literature of France and other aspects of its culture,... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95
This study examines how the fictional works of contemporary French female authors can be read as a unique fantasy world in which the writer consciously manipulates the readers (and spectators) narrative expectations with explicit articulations of female desire. In addition, this work offers a literary and psychoanalytic reading of lesser-known... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
The concept of ?world visions?, first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal?s Pensées and Kant?s critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading exponent of the most fruitful method of applying Marxist... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 252.00
Until now, there has been no critical text of the Châteauroux Roland, only transcripts. The present edition offers a lightly emended text with detailed footnotes evaluating variant readings and their implications. This preserves the intrinsic features of C and reveals its authority, but the evidence invalidates Segre?s thesis of the anteriority of... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 16.95
The twelve ?lays? of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France?s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available
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...
- 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 Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15
Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her 'Lais', she also translated Aesop's Fables (the 'Ysopë'), and wrote the 'Espurgatoire seint Patriz' (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information... more...