Retelling the Tale
An Introduction to Medieval French Literature
By (author) Simon Gaunt
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Retelling the Tale by Simon Gaunt
Book DescriptionThe function of literature and words changes dramatically over the centuries, particularly when dealing with medieval literature. The most common misconception among students and dated textbooks is that medieval French literature is merely a 'recording' of an oral tradition. In this book Simon Gaunt draws a picture of medieval literature, showing that medieval writers were in fact very aware that they were retelling tales in a new medium.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715629253
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The Song of Roland offers fascinating insights into medieval ideas about heroism, manhood, religion, race, & nationhood which were foundational for modern European culture. It is the oldest known surviving major work of French literature based on the Battle of Roncevaux in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne.
Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature, Hardback (April 2008)
Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, this is a wide-ranging overview of the rich tradition of medieval French literature.
Troubadours and Irony, Paperback (January 2008)
Troubadours and Irony re-examines the work of five early troubadours.
Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature, Hardback (February 2006)» View all books by Simon Gaunt
Examines the association of love and death in medieval French and Occitan courtly literature using an approach informed by Lacanian psychoanalysis and Jacques Derrida. This title offers readings of canonical authors and texts, including Bernart de Ventadorn, Jaufre Rudel, Chretien de Troyes, Thomas' "Tristan", the "Prose Lancelot", and more.
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Author Biography - Simon Gaunt
Simon Gaunt is Professor of French Language and Literature, King's College London. He is the author of "Troubadours and Irony and Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literature."
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