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Description - Retelling the Tale by Simon Gaunt

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780715629253
ISBN-10: 0715629255
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Pages: 162
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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