A Companion to Chrétien de Troyes

A Companion to Chrétien de Troyes

Edited by Norris J. Lacy, Joan Tasker Grimbert

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

One of the most important medieval authors studied in historical and literary context.
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 aspects of 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 his 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 students while 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, JUNE HALL 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

Details

260 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
Hardback, 9781843840503, August 2005
Paperback, 9781843841616, April 2008
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1DDF, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC LIT011000, LIT004150, LIT020000
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Table of Contents

Chrétien in History - John Baldwin
Chrétien's Patrons - June Hall McCash
Chrétien's Literary Background - Laurence Harf-Lancner
The Arthuriam 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
Erec et Enide: The First Arthurian Romance (with Sara Sturm Maddox) - Donald L Maddox
Eric et Enide: The First Arthurian Romance (with Donald Maddox) - Sara Sturm-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

Reviews

Students will find this volume comprehensive and informative. FRENCH STUDIES
Sixteen authoritative yet witty essays grace this impressive volume. A useful, well-edited and friendly "companion". ECONOMIA
A wonderful collection of essays. ARTHURIANA
Offers worthwhile insights for students of medieval literature. MLR
A fine collection...an excellent introduction to Chrétien world and work. Highly recommended. CHOICE
A useful book for the classroom and independent studies. MEDIUM AEVUM

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