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Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching #35: Arthurian Chronicles

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The spread of the Arthurian legend during the course of the twelfth century is one of the most remarkable phenomena in literary history. Arthurian Chronicles looks at two unsung but deserving poets who contributed to the diffusion of the legend, Wace who preceded the more famous Chretien de Troyes, and Layamon, who followed him.

Wace was of an inquiring turn of mind, with, for his day, a scholarly and sceptical approach to lais, marvellous tales, and fables. 'Not all lies, nor all true, all foolishness, nor all sense. So much have the story-tellers told, and so much have the makers of fables fabled to embellish their stories, that they have made all seem fable, ' he writes. He was the first to mention the famous Round Table.

In Layamon's Brut, Arthur, hero and emperor, makes his first appearance in English vernacular literature. It is Layamon who tells of the elves that attended on the infant Arthur and endowed him with gifts and qualities; he also launched Arthur after his last battle to Argante in Avallon, to be healed of his wounds.

In this English language prose translation of the Wace and Layamon Arthurian poems, the folk-tale ferocity of Arthur is made as exciting to the readers as to the poets who contributed so much to Arthur's legend.

Originally published by J.M. Dent & Sons,1962.

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Wace's Roman de Brut — Layamon's Brut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802071767
Translator:
Mason, Eugene
Author:
Wace
Author:
Wace and Layamon
Author:
Mason
Author:
Mason, Eugene
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Romances
Subject:
Britons
Subject:
Britons -- Romances.
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. xiii.
Series:
Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching
Series Volume:
104-62035
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
9.00x6.02x.92 in. .90 lbs.

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