A Companion to Chrétien de Troyes
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264 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Arthurian Studies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

A Companion to Chrétien de Troyes

Edited by Norris J. Lacy and Joan Tasker Grimbert

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A fine collection...an excellent introduction to Chrétien's world and work. Highly recommended. CHOICE
Chrétien de Troyes is arguably the creator of Arthurian romance, and it is on his work that later writers have based their interpretations. This book offers both crucial information on, and a comprehensive coverage of, all aspectsof the work of Chrétien de Troyes - the literary and historical background, patronage, his influence on other writers, manuscripts and editions of his work and, at the heart of the volume, major essays on the themes, techniques and artistic achievements in each of his compositions; the contributions, all from leading experts in Chrétien and related studies, have been commissioned especially for this volume and are designed to remain accessible to studentswhile also addressing specialists in Arthurian studies and Chrétien de Troyes. They reflect the most current critical and scholarly views on one of the greatest of medieval authors.

CONTRIBUTORS: JOHN W. BALDWIN, JUNEHALL MCCASH, LAURENCE HARF-LANCNER, NORRIS J. LACY, DOUGLAS KELLY, KEITH BUSBY, PETER F. DEMBOWSKI, ROBERTA L. KRUEGER, DONALD MADDOX, SARA STURM-MADDOX, JOAN TASKER GRIMBERT, MATILDA TOMARYN BRUCKNER, TONY HUNT, RUPERT T. PICKENS, ANNIE COMBES, MICHELLE SZKILNIK, EMMANUELE BAUMGARTNER
Chrétien in History - John Baldwin
Chrétien's Patrons - June Hall McCash
Chrétien's Literary Background - Laurence Harf-Lancner
The Arthurian Legend before Chrétien - Norris J. Lacy
Narrative Poetics: Rhetoric, Orality and Performance - Douglas Kelly
The Manuscripts of Chrétien's Romances - Keith Busby
Editing Chrétien - Peter F Dembowski
Philomena: Brutal Transitions and Courtly Transformations in Chrétien's Old French Translation - Roberta L Krueger
Eric et Endie: The First Arthurian Romance - Sara Sturm-Maddox
Eric et Enide: The First Arthurian Romance - Donald L Maddox
Cligés and the Chansons: A Slave to Love - Joan Tasker Grimbert
Le Chevalier de la Charrette That Obscure Object of Desire, Lancelot - Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner
Le Chevalier au Lion: Yvain Lionheart - Tony Hunt
Le Conte du Graal: Chrétien's Unfinished Last Romance - Rupert Pickens
The Continuations of the Conte du Graal - Annie Combes
Medieval Translations and Adaptations of Chrétien's Works - Michelle Szkilnik
Chrétien's Medieval Influence From the Grail Quest to the Joy of the Court - Emmanuèle Baumgartner
"For specialists and non-specialists alike this must be the ultimate Chrétien vademecum." PENDRAGON
"The works of Chrétien de Troyes have generated a dauntingly large body of scholarship. For anyone unsure of where to begin. A Companion to Chrétien de Troyes offers an ideal starting point. [It] captures beautifully the richness and variety of Chrétien research. Reading through A Companion to Chrétien de Troyes is like taking a dream course on Chrétien. The contributors' expertise ensures an abundance of thought-provoking material, leading to a collection that deserves a place in every academic library." THE FRENCH REVIEW
"Students will find this volume comprehensive and informative." FRENCH STUDIES

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Title Details

264 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Arthurian Studies

Imprint: D.S.Brewer