Lancelot; or, The Knight of the Cart

Chrétien de Troyes
Translated by Ruth Harwood Cline

Reviews

"Cline's verse gives far more a sense that Chrétien composed poetic narrative. Highly recommended."
Forum for Modern Language Studies

"There must be room for a rhymed verse translation of Lancelot; I doubt if we shall see a better one."
French Studies


More / Hide

Description

In this verse translation of Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot, Ruth Harwood Cline revives the original story of the immortal love affair between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a tale that has spawned interpretations ranging from Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur to Lerner and Lowe's Camelot.

By remaining faithful to Chrétien's highly structured form, Cline preserves the pace, the pungency of proverbial expressions, and the work's poetical devices and word play in translating this archetypal tale of courtly love from Old French into modern English. Cline's introduction--containing a description of Arthur in history and literature, a discussion of courtly love, and an account of the continuations of the story of Lancelot and Guinevere--makes Lancelot an ideal classroom text.

Page count: 267 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9

 



Paper
List price: $29.95
978-0-8203-1213-2
1990

buy button
View Shopping Cart

Ebook
List price: $24.95
978-0-8203-4053-1
3/15/2011
Check ebook availability


Ruth Harwood Cline is a research associate in the department of history at Georgetown University.