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Description for Yvain Paperback. A twelfth-century poem by the creator of the Arthurian romance describes the courageous exploits and triumphs of a brave lord who tries to win back his deserted wife's love. Translator(s): Raffel, Professor Burton. Series: Chretien de Troyes Romances. Num Pages: 228 pages, bibliography. BIC Classification: 2ADF; DCF; DSC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 210 x 60 x 19. Weight in Grams: 320.
The twelfth-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes is a major figure in European literature. His courtly romances fathered the Arthurian tradition and influenced countless other poets in England as well as on the continent. Yet because of the difficulty of capturing his swift-moving style in translation, English-speaking audiences are largely unfamiliar with the pleasures of reading his poems.
Now, for the first time, an experienced translator of medieval verse who is himself a poet provides a translation of Chrétien’s major poem, Yvain, in verse that fully and satisfyingly captures the movement, the sense, and the spirit of the Old French ... Read more

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Yale University Press United States
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Chretien de Troyes Romances
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About Chrétien De Troyes
Burton Raffel, professor of English at the University of Denver, is the translator of numerous works, including Poems from the Old English, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

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"A masterpiece on the conflict between romantic love and knightly duty. . . . An excellent introduction to the poet and to his aesthetic and moral sensibilities."—Library Journal "The translation reads with remarkable fluidity in English and succeeds better than any other I know in evoking the rapid rhythms, the changing moods, and lively colloquialness of the ... Read more

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