Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop now
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, 6 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Tristan (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
who said twelth century french literature was boring. obviously a tried and tested tale, told in an informal style (sometimes a little too informal; strassburg's constant demural that he isn't a great enough poet to describe things begins to ring too true too often, underlining, rather than glossing over unecessary details, his inadequacies.) the author is interested in the whole courtly set up and Tristan's mastery of these now sometimes arcane fripperies to seemingly underline his dilemmas with iseult, the romantic (in the modern sense of the word) end of the tale coming somewhat later in the tale. i am a little unsure of whether it's my modern interpritation of Tristan and his medieval manners, but he does come across as rather self-absorbed and lacking in true modesty, his manners towards people being impeccable, but his treatment very dismissive (rather charitably one could suggest strassburg intended this, asmuch as the strong homeo-erotic element suggesting that King Mark is smitten with his ward, but i tghink that 'charitable' would be the word). But the tale does involve and strassburg is good at actusal scenes and the construction of the whole. rather a good read.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,763,276