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Cliges [Paperback]

Chretien de Troyes


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1 Feb 2003
In this verse translation of "Cliges," written by Chretien de Troyes circa 1176, Ruth Harwood Cline not only preserves the artistry of the original work but also captures the wit, irony, and striking emotional power of Chretien's stylistic genius and highly structured form.The romance begins with the marriage of Cliges's parents and continues with the clandestine, mutual love of their son and his uncle's bride, Fenice. Cliges and Fenice are finally united after executing a false-death plot aided by black magic.With a thoroughness and clarity that will appeal to students and scholars of medieval literature, Cline's accessible translation effectively conveys the sparkle, pace, and intricate wordplay of Chretien's love monologues, classic themes, and complex poetic devices. In addition, her introduction sheds new light on the transmission of British history and legend to the French court of Champagne. With themes that echo from the Tristan legend to "Romeo and Juliet," "Cliges" is an exciting romance about young lovers who escape from an arranged match and find true love in marriage.
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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: IndyPublish.com (1 Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1404344810
  • ISBN-13: 978-1404344815
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm

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"Rhyming vocabulary that sustains the narrative flow and ambience of the Arthurian universe . . . An extraordinary work that represents laudable achievement."--"South Atlantic Review" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ruth Harwood Cline is a research associate in the department of history at Georgetown University. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what the teacher recommended. 1 July 2013
By Marcela Serafini - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was for my son. The teacher specifically recommended the transaltion by Chretien de Troyes, which is very hard to find. Amazon was the only one that had it available! We got it very promptly and it worked great for my son.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early King Arthur 7 May 2011
By Tony Marquise Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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Another excellant translation by Burton Raffel, this one by a French poet who lived in the early Middle Ages. Excrllant book, not as great as Beowulf, but a very enjoyable read.
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