Tristan and Isolde: A Casebook

Tristan and Isolde: A Casebook

by Joan Tasker Grimbert
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415939102
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/07/2001
Series:
Arthurian Characters and Themes Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
638
Sales rank:
1,213,504
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Select Bibliography
Tristan: The Celtic and Oriental Material Re-examined3
Love and the New Patriarchy: Tristan and Isolde37
How Lovers Lie Together: Infidelity and Fictive Discourse in the Roman de Tristan75
The Representation of the Lovers' Death: Thomas' Tristan as Open Text95
The Glass Palace in the Folie d'Oxford111
Tristan the Artist in Gottfried's Poem125
Gottfried von Strassburg: Tristan and the Arthurian Tradition147
La Parole amoureuse: Amorous Discourse in the Prose Tristan187
Radix Amoris: The Tavola Ritonda and Its Response to Dante's Paolo and Francesca207
Malory's "Tale of Sir Tristram": Source and Setting Reconsidered223
Tristan in Medieval Art255
Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse: Visionary and Courtly Epic301
"That Most Beautiful of Dreams": Tristram and Isoud in British Art of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries325
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde: Opera as Symphonic Poem357
Wagner and Decadence377
"This too you ought to read": Bedier's Roman de Tristan et Iseut425
Tristram the Transcendent451
Cocteau's Tristan and Iseut: A Case of Overmuch Respect473
Tristan and Isolde in Modern Literature: L'eternel retour505

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