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Chr tien Continued

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Chr--eacute--;tien de Troyes's unfinished Grail story Conte du Graal generated numerous rewritings from the late 12th to the 15th centuries. This book shows how closely Chr--eacute--;tien's verse continuators used his narrative techniques to ask the questions about love, chivalry, religion, and violence that entered Arthurian romance in the first 'Story of the Grail'.

Perceval Or The Story of the Grail

Perceval Or The Story of the Grail Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chrétien de Troyes
Editor: University of Georgia Press
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Perceval Or The Story of the Grail by Chrétien de Troyes Summary

In this verse translation of Perceval; or, The Story of the Grail, Ruth Harwood Cline restores to life the thematically crucial Arthurian tale of the education of a knight in his search for the Holy Grail. Cline's translation, faithful to the highly synthetic, deliberately ornate nature of medieval French, follows Perceval from his home in Wales, through his rich and raucous adventures as a member of the fraternity of knights, to his climactic meeting with the Fisher King. Paralyzed by his first glimpse of the Grail, Perceval fails to save the ailing king. Distraught, the knight begins a new quest for the Grail, a journey on the road of penitence and faith. Perceval's venture, the true test of his knighthood, ends without conclusion; the death of author Chrétien de Troyes left unsaid and undetermined the success of Perceval's quest.

Perceval Parzival

Perceval Parzival Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Groos
Editor: Routledge
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Perceval Parzival by Arthur Groos Summary

This volume in the Arthurian Characters and Themes series treats the fascinating character of Perceval, the naive and flawed but gifted youth who becomes the Grail hero in some texts and yet is eclipsed in others by Galahad. Also includes eight musical examples.

The Unholy Grail

The Unholy Grail Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brigitte Cazelles
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The Unholy Grail by Brigitte Cazelles Summary

Focusing on the earliest extant version of the Grail legend, the author proposes a social interpretation of Chrétien’s romance as a story concerned with earthly violence and vendetta.

Perceval and Gawain in Dark Mirrors

Perceval and Gawain in Dark Mirrors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rupert T. Pickens
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0804724814
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Perceval and Gawain in Dark Mirrors by Rupert T. Pickens Summary

An innovative author of verse romance, Chretien de Troyes wrote in northern France between 1170 and 1190. Credited with the first Arthurian romance, he composed five works set in King Arthur's court, culminating with an unfinished masterpiece, the Conte del Graal (Story of the Grail). This text is the first to mention the banquet serving dish that became the Holy Grail in early efforts to rewrite or complete the text. This book focuses on the Conte's narrative depiction of mirrors real and metaphorical: shining armor, a polished golden eagle, the Grail itself, St. Paul's enigmatic looking glass, the blood drops in snow in which Perceval sees the face of his beloved. The last chapter joins the controversy over Chretien's intended conclusion, and proposes a climactic ending in which Perceval, heir to the Grail kingdom, confronts his double, Gawain, heir to Arthur's Logres.

The Arthur of the French

The Arthur of the French Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anonim
Editor: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9780786494385
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The Arthur of the French by Anonim Summary

This major reference work is the fourth volume in the series "Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages". Its intention is to update the French and Occitan chapters in R.S. Loomis’ "Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages: A Collaborative History" (Oxford, 1959) and to provide a volume which will serve the needs of students and scholars of Arthurian literature. The principal focus is the production, dissemination and evolution of Arthurian material in French and Occitan from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Beginning with a substantial overview of Arthurian manuscripts, the volume covers writing in both verse (Wace, the Tristan legend, Chretien de Troyes and the Grail Continuations, Marie de France and the anonymous lays, the lesser known romances) and prose (the Vulgate Cycle, the prose Tristan, the Post-Vulgate Roman du Graal, etc.).

The Complete Story of the Grail

The Complete Story of the Grail Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chrétien (de Troyes)
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781786837431
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The Complete Story of the Grail by Chrétien (de Troyes) Summary

The mysterious and haunting Grail makes its first appearance in literature in Chr�tien de Troyes' Perceval at the end of the twelfth century. But Chr�tien never finished his poem, leaving an unresolved story and an incomplete picture of the Grail. It was, however, far too attractive an idea to leave. Not only did it inspire quite separate works; his own unfinished poem was continued and finally completed by no fewer than four other writers. I>The Complete Story of the Grail is the first ever translation of the whole of the rich and compelling body of tales contained in Chr�tien's poem and its four Continuations, which are finally attracting the scholarly attention they deserve. Besides Chr�tien's original text, there are the anonymous First Continuation (translated here in its fullest version), the Second Continuation attributed to Wauchier de Denain, and the intriguing Third and Fourth Continuations - probably written simultaneously, with no knowledge of each other's work - by Manessier and Gerbert de Montreuil. Two other poets were drawn to create preludes explaining the background to Chr�tien's story, and translated here also are their works: The Elucidation Prologue and Bliocadran. Only in this, The Story of the Grail's complete form, can the reader appreciate the narrative skill and invention of the medieval poets and their surprising responses to Chr�tien's theme - not least their crucial focus on the knight as a crusader. Equally, Chr�tien's original poem was almost always copied in conjunction with one or more of the Continuations, so this translation represents how most medieval readers would have encountered it. Nigel Bryant's previous translations from Medieval French include Perlesvaus - the High Book of the Grail, Robert de Boron's trilogy Merlin and the Grail, the Medieval Romance of Alexander, The True Chronicles of Jean le Bel and Perceforest.

Character and Person

Character and Person Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Frow
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9781843844006
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Character and Person by John Frow Summary

Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category — at once a formal construct and a quasi-person — which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds. Character and Person explores that ambivalence by investigating not only the kinds of thing that character is but how it works to engage readers and the range of typologies through which it has been constructed in very different periods, media, and genres. John Frow seeks to explore the ways in which character is person-like, and through that the question of what it means to be a social person. His focus is thus on the interaction between its two major categories, and its method involves a constant play back and forth between them: from philosophical theories of face to an account of the mask in the New Comedy; from an exploration of medieval beliefs about the body's existence in the afterlife to a reading of Dante's Purgatorio; from the history of humoral medicine to the figure of the melancholic in Jacobean drama; and from Proust and Pessoa to cognitive science. What develops from this methodological commitment to fusing the categories of character and person is an extended analysis of the schemata that underpin each of them in their distinct but mutually constitutive spheres of operation.

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