Perceval: The Story of the Grail

Perceval: The Story of the Grail

by Chretien de Troyes
     
 

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Acclaimed for his sensitive and faithful translations of the work of Chrétien de Troyes, Burton Raffel here completes the fifth and last of the French poet's influential Arthurian poems. Chrétien's unfinished Perceval introduces the story of the Grail and follows Perceval's progress from a boyhood in rural seclusion to knighthood and high respect at King…  See more details below

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Acclaimed for his sensitive and faithful translations of the work of Chrétien de Troyes, Burton Raffel here completes the fifth and last of the French poet's influential Arthurian poems. Chrétien's unfinished Perceval introduces the story of the Grail and follows Perceval's progress from a boyhood in rural seclusion to knighthood and high respect at King Arthur's court.

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Brewer is to be congratulated on its enormous contribution to Arthurian studies over past decades. (...) Bryant has given us a delightfully fast-paced read which rattles along through quests, battles, beautiful maidens and enchantments. (...) A wonderful addition to the Arthurian corpus. FORTEAN TIMES (An) excellent translation. (...) The most complete account of the Continuations in English, making the text usefully accessible to a wider audience. MEDIUM AEVUMAll serious students should have a copy. PENDRAGON

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859910927
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Arthurian Studies
Pages:
320

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