Tristan: With the Surviving Fragments of the 'Tristan of Thomas'

Tristan: With the Surviving Fragments of the 'Tristan of Thomas'

by Gottfried von Strassburg
     
 

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Gottfried's version of this legendary romance--in which Tristan and Isolde chance to drink a magic potion that causes them to fall in love--portrays Tristan in the round as an attractive and sophisticated pre-Renaissance man. While Gottfried adheres faithfully to the events as set down by Thomas, his chosen source, he is correct over questions of Chrisianity and… See more details below

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Gottfried's version of this legendary romance--in which Tristan and Isolde chance to drink a magic potion that causes them to fall in love--portrays Tristan in the round as an attractive and sophisticated pre-Renaissance man. While Gottfried adheres faithfully to the events as set down by Thomas, his chosen source, he is correct over questions of Chrisianity and religion, but no more.

In fact his persona as narrator is oddly elusive and engaging. A virtuoso stylist, adept in irony and wit, he is subtle and almost unmedieval in putting across his own impressions of a love that transcends the bounds advocated by Church or society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140440980
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1960
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
246,316
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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