The Lays of Marie de France

by Marie de France,

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  • 1603842985
  • 9781603841887
  • 9781603842983

This edition includes Edward Gallagher's prose translations of The Lays of Marie de France; a general introduction; a map; commentaries on the lays; two anonymous Breton lays—-The Lay of Melion and The Lay of Tyolet; a glossary of proper names; a glossary of specialized terms; and an appendix of selected texts in the Old French, including Marie's Prologue, Guigemar, Bisclavret, and Yonec.

  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; March 2010
  • ISBN 9781603842983
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  • Title: The Lays of Marie de France
  • Author: Marie de France; Edward J. Gallagher (trans.)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603842985
  • 9781603841887
  • 9781603842983

In The Press

With admirable sensitivity to the meaning and style of the originals, Edward J. Gallagher has skillfully rendered these charming Old French verse narratives from the late twelfth century into engaging and readable modern English prose. Gallagher includes a detailed commentary on each of the twelve lays, two useful glossaries, and a selection of lays in Old French. Readers will appreciate his substantial and informative introduction to the works of Marie de France and to the illustrious literary and cultural context within which these masterpieces in miniature took shape. --Donald Maddox, University of Massachusetts Amherst

About The Author

Edward J. Gallagher is Professor of French Studies, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603842985
  • 9781603841887
  • 9781603842983