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Erec and Enide

Erec and Enide - 92 edition

Erec and Enide - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780520073463

ISBN10: 0520073460

Erec and Enide by Chretien De Troyes and Dorothy  Translator Gilbert - ISBN 9780520073463
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: University of California Press
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Erec and Enide by Chretien De Troyes and Dorothy  Translator Gilbert - ISBN 9780520073463

ISBN13: 9780520073463

ISBN10: 0520073460

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 92

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Summary

In this new verse translation of one of the great works of French literature, Dorothy Gilbert captures the vivacity, wit, and grace of the first known Arthurian romance. Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an illustrious member of Arthur's court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public life--tests of courage, skill, adaptability, and mature judgment -- with the equally urgent demands of the private world of love and marriage. We see his wife, Enide, develop as an exemplar of chivalry in the female, not as an Amazon, but as a brave, resolute, and wise woman. Composed ca. 1170, Erec and Enide masterfully combines elements of Celtic legend, classical and ecclesiastical learning, and French medieval culture and ideals.

Author Bio

De Troyes, Chrétien :

Gilbert, Dorothy (Translator) :

Dorothy Gilbert's original poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The Iowa Review, and other journals. An independent scholar, she has taught literature and writing since 1971. She lives in Oakland, California.