The Lais of Marie de France

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  • Author:  Marie de France
  • Collection:  "Romanus" Collection
  • Year: 01-11-2012
  • Translator from Old French: Paisii Hristov
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  • Product Code:  1027-01
  • SKU: 11.0086
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-127-2
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Marie de France (fl. late twelfth century) is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais - stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance - are among the finest of the genre. Recounting the trials and tribulations of lovers, the lais inhabit a powerfully realized world where very real human protagonists act out their lives against fairy-tale elements of magical beings, potions and beasts. De France takes a subtle and complex view of courtly love, whether telling the story of the knight who betrays his fairy mistress or describing the noblewoman who embroiders her sad tale on the shroud for a nightingale killed by a jealous and suspicious husband.

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Marie de France

Marie de France

Marie de France (fl. 1160 to 1215) was a medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England during the late 12th century. She lived and wrote at an unknown court, but she and her work ... Read more

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Tags: Classics

Year 01-11-2012
Translator from Old French: Paisii Hristov
Pages 216
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.395 kg
Collection Колекция "Романия"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Classics

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