Four Arthurian Romances



Four Arthurian Romances Four romances from the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Erec et Enide, Cliges, Yvain, and Lancelot.Chr tien de Troyes was a French poet and trouv re who flourished in the late 12th century Little is known of his life, but he seems to have been from Troyes, or at least intimately connected with it, and between 1160 and 1172 he served at the court of his patroness Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, perhaps as herald at arms as Gaston Paris speculated His work on Arthurian subjects represents some of the best regarded of medieval literature Chr tien de Troyes is generally considered as the first identified major French Language novelist Chr tien s works include five major poems in rhyming eight syllable couplets Four of these are complete and included within this book Erec and Enide c 1170 Clig s c 1176 Yvain, the Knight of the Lion and Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart both written simultaneously between 1177 and 1181. Read Four Arthurian Romances By Chrétien de Troyes – therehabboutique.co.uk

Chr tien de Troyes, commonly regarded as the father of Arthurian romance and a key figure in Western literature, composed in French in the latter part of the twelfth century Virtually nothing is known of his life Possibly a native of Troyes, he enjoyed patronage there from the Countess Marie of Champagne before dedicating his last romance to Count Philip of Flanders, perhaps about 1182 His poet Chr tien de Troyes, commonly regarded as the father of Arthurian romance and a key figure in Western literature, composed in French in the latter part of the twelfth century Virtually nothing is known of his life Possibly a native of Troyes, he enjoyed patronage there from the Countess Marie of Champagne before dedicating his last romance to Count Philip of Flanders, perhaps about 1182 His poetry is marked by a learning and a taste for dialectic acquired in Latin schools but at the same time it reveals a warm human sympathy which breathes life into characters and situations Whilst much of his matter is inherited from the world of Celtic myth and the events notionally unfold in the timeless reign of King Arthur, the society and customs are those of Chr tien s own day In his last, unfinished work, Perceval, the mysterious Grail makes its first appearance in literature

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  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Four Arthurian Romances
  • Chrétien de Troyes
  • English
  • 21 April 2018
  • 1406845655

10 thoughts on “Four Arthurian Romances

  1. Lada Fleur says:

    C est un roman de l amour.Il y a une recherche de trouver et garder une place qui se pose pour un jeune homme noble, destine a la royaute, fils du roi Lac, Erec qui cherche a briller Il s agit de garder cette aureole d excellence et de retrouver son Enide blanche, symbole de la chasse au blanc cerf du debut du conte dont l aventure Erec a manque Il s agit pour Erec de retrouver l equilibre,et sauver l honneur de la royaute, une offense faite a la reine Guenievre et cette aventure se revele tel C est un roman de l amour.Il y a une recherche de trouver et garder une place qui se pose pour un jeune homme noble, destine a la roya...

  2. Pierre E. Loignon says:

    Je donnerais 5 toiles sans h siter Chr tien de Troyes, mais je suis tr s d u par ce recueil, premi rement du fait que son titre m avait laiss croire qu il contenait l ensemble des romans de la table ronde, alors qu il fallait plut t le comprendre au sens o il en contient plus d un De mani re plus pr cise, le recueil contient des extraits d rec et nide, de Clig s ou la Fausse Morte, de m me que l enti ret de Lancelot le chevalier la charrette avec un r sum d une demi page de la suit Je donnerais 5 toiles sans h siter Chr tien de Troyes, mais je suis tr s d u par ce recueil, ...

  3. Amelia says:

    How can you possibly review a collection of stories which arethan 800 years old and which were a huge influence on Arthurian legend as a whole You can t I think ratings and reviews should compare books to others within the same general area There would be no point comparing an ancient Greek play, a biography, a YA vampire novel, an academic study and so on to each other because they aren t comparable I ve decided to give Four Arthurian Romances a rating of four stars on this basis Held How can you possibly review a collection of stories which arethan 800 years old and which were a huge influence on Arthurian legend as a whole You can t I think ratings and reviews should comp...

  4. Sinali says:

    This book is quiet good thinking that this book was chooses by my school to read I really liked it

  5. Amanda says:

    How do you write a review of a classice that set the stage for a thousand King Arthur stories to follow Each one follows a distinct troubadour esque storyline of an undefeatable hero, who has the love and adoration of a Special Lady Each one has a variationexcept the one that is written by his patroness, Marie, Countess of Champagne Eleanor of Aquitaine s daughter That one is about Lancelot and Guinevere, and involves the heroic knight actually sleeping with Guinevere, and uh, no one tel How do you write a review of a classice that set the stage for a thousand King Arthur stories to follow Each one follows a distinct troubadour esque storyline of an undefeatable hero, who h...

  6. Aryn says:

    There are some great stories in here that I am surprised are not already depicted in movies and art The idea of a man crossing a bridge that is a sword is incredible The story of Cliges and the faithful...

  7. Sarah says:

    I assume that the language isfluid in old French, as it was originally written Based on the fact that I still followed what was going on easily and was still amused by the jokes and over the top dramatics, I d say it was a very worthwhile read...

  8. Lisa says:

    I was doing okay on this until I hit the last and longest story, which was just too much for me It s interesting to read, being of such a different era, but my modern sensibilities got in the way too much to let me really enjoy it.Marking as done so it doesn t haunt me on goodreads forever.

  9. Cathy says:

    This is the first published work about King Arthur, Lancelot and ultimately the Grail Quest What a great piece of legend and poetic genius Marie of France commissioned much of his work and perhaps instructed the content Withstands all tests

  10. Reba says:

    There s an awful lot of superfluous words in these stories I m sure they d all be at least half as long if they were written today.

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