Tristan and Isolde: A Casebook

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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: 9780415939102
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/7/2001
  • Series: Arthurian Characters and Themes Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 638
  • Sales rank: 1,119,851
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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Tristan: The Celtic and Oriental Material Re-examined 3
Love and the New Patriarchy: Tristan and Isolde 37
How Lovers Lie Together: Infidelity and Fictive Discourse in the Roman de Tristan 75
The Representation of the Lovers' Death: Thomas' Tristan as Open Text 95
The Glass Palace in the Folie d'Oxford 111
Tristan the Artist in Gottfried's Poem 125
Gottfried von Strassburg: Tristan and the Arthurian Tradition 147
La Parole amoureuse: Amorous Discourse in the Prose Tristan 187
Radix Amoris: The Tavola Ritonda and Its Response to Dante's Paolo and Francesca 207
Malory's "Tale of Sir Tristram": Source and Setting Reconsidered 223
Tristan in Medieval Art 255
Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse: Visionary and Courtly Epic 301
"That Most Beautiful of Dreams": Tristram and Isoud in British Art of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 325
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde: Opera as Symphonic Poem 357
Wagner and Decadence 377
"This too you ought to read": Bedier's Roman de Tristan et Iseut 425
Tristram the Transcendent 451
Cocteau's Tristan and Iseut: A Case of Overmuch Respect 473
Tristan and Isolde in Modern Literature: L'eternel retour 505
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