The Resource Erec and Enide, Chrétien de Troyes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Dorothy Gilbert

Erec and Enide, Chrétien de Troyes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Dorothy Gilbert

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Erec and Enide
Title
Erec and Enide
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Chrétien de Troyes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Dorothy Gilbert
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Language
  • eng
  • fro
  • eng
Summary
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 life--tests of courage, skill, adaptability, and mature judgment--with the equally urgent demands of the private world of love and marriage. We see his wife, Enide, develop as an exemplar of chivalry in the female, not as an Amazon, but as a brave, resolute, and wise woman. Composed ca. 1170, Erec and Enide masterfully combines elements of Celtic legend, classical and ecclesiastical learning, and French medieval culture and ideals. In choosing to write in rhymed octosyllabic couplets-Chretien's prosodic pattern-Dorothy Gilbert has tried to reproduce what so often gets lost in prose or free verse translations: the precise and delicate meter the rhyme, with its rich possibilities for emphasis, nuance, puns and jokes and the "mantic power" implicit in proper names. The result will enable the scholar who cannot read Old French, the student of literature, and the general reader to gain a more sensitive and immediate understanding of the form and spirit of Chretien's poetry, and to appreciate the more Chretien's great contribution to European literature
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active 12th century
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Chrétien
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ1445.E6
LC item number
A34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1936-
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Gilbert, Dorothy
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  • Erec (Legendary character)
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Arthurian romances
  • Romances
Label
Erec and Enide, Chrétien de Troyes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Dorothy Gilbert
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Note
  • Translated from the Old French
  • Translation of: Eric et Enide / Chrétien de Troyes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-263)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 274 p.
Isbn
9780520073456
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91043103
Other physical details
ill.
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  • 1015990-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1015990
  • (Sirsi) o24952382
  • (OCoLC)24952382
Label
Erec and Enide, Chrétien de Troyes ; translated with an introduction and notes by Dorothy Gilbert
Link
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Old French
  • Translation of: Eric et Enide / Chrétien de Troyes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-263)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 274 p.
Isbn
9780520073456
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91043103
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 1015990-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1015990
  • (Sirsi) o24952382
  • (OCoLC)24952382

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