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Tristan and Isolde: A Casebook

Tristan and Isolde: A Casebook

by Joan Tasker Grimbert

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Overview

A substantial introduction traces the Tristan and Isolde legend from the twelfth century to the present, emphasizing literary versions, but also surveying the legend's sources and its appearance in the visual arts, music and film. The nineteen essays are a mix of new, new English, revised, and 'classic'. It contains an extensive bibliography.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136745577
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/21/2013
Series: Arthurian Characters and Themes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 638
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Joan Tasker Grimbert is Professor of French at Catholic University and author of many articles on medieval French literature and Arthurian romance.

Table of Contents

Preface, Introduction, Acknowledgments, Select Bibliography, Tristan: The Celtic and Oriental Material Re-examined, Love and the New Patriarchy: Tristan and Isolde, How Lovers Lie Together: Infidelity and Fictive Discourse in the Roman de Tristan, The Representation of the Lovers' Death: Thomas' Tristan as Open Text, The Glass Palace in the Folie d'Oxford, Tristan the Artist in Gottfried's Poem, Gottfried von Strassburg: Tristan and the Arthurian Tradition, La Parole amoureuse: Amorous Discourse in the Prose Tristan, Radix Amoris: The Tavola Ritonda and Its Response to Dante's Paolo and Francesca, Malory's "Tale of Sir Tristram": Source and Setting Reconsidered, Tristan in Medieval Art, Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse: Visionary and Courtly Epic, "That Most Beautiful of Dreams": Tristram and Isoud in British Art of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Wagner's Tristan und Isolde: Opera as Symphonic Poem, Wagner and Decadence, "This too you ought to read": Bédier's Roman de Tristan et Iseut, Tristram the Transcendent, Cocteau's Tristan and Iseut: A Case of Overmuch Respect, Tristan and Isolde in Modern Literature: L'éternel retour

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