"Cline demonstrates impressive abilities as a translator."
"A narrative which progresses rapidly and freely, which is easily and pleasantly read. . . . It would be useful as a text for courses in literature in translation, comparative literature, and medieval culture."
"More than any previous translator, Cline succeeds in translating energetic exchanges between characters and the playful tone of the narrator."
"Cline's translation shows a remarkable appreciation of Chrétien's genius; she succeeds splendidly in capturing his witty style, irony, playfulness."
This verse translation of Yvain; or, The Knight with the Lion brings to life a fast-paced yet remarkably subtle work often considered to be the masterpiece of the twelfth-century French writer Chrétien de Troyes. The creator of the Arthurian romance as a genre, Chrétien is revealed in this work as a witty, versatile writer who mastered both the soaring flight of emotion and the devastating aside and was as skillful a debater of the finer points of love as he was a describer of battles.
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