New PDF release: A Companion to Marie de France (Brill's Companions to the

By Logan E. Whalen

ISBN-10: 900420217X

ISBN-13: 9789004202177

After approximately 8 centuries and lots more and plenty study and writing on Marie de France, the single biographical details we all know approximately her, with any measure of walk in the park, is that she was once from France and wrote for the Anglo-Angevin courtroom of Henry II. but Marie de France continues to be this day the most favourite literary voices of the top of the twelfth century and used to be the 1st lady of letters to put in writing in French. The chapters during this booklet are composed by means of students who've really expert in Marie de France stories, regularly for a few years. providing conventional perspectives along new severe views, the authors speak about many various features of her poetics.

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All English translations of the Espurgatoire are from Saint Patrick’s Purgatory: A Poem by Marie de France, Translated with an Introduction and Notes, trans. Michael J. Curley (New York, 1993). 55 For further discussion on Marie de France’s and the monk of Saltrey’s versions, see Mickel, Marie de France, pp. 41–49. 56 For descriptions of this manuscript, see Pontfarcy, Espurgatoire, pp. , Das Buch vom Espurgatoire S. Patrice der Marie de France und seine Quelle (Halle, 1938), p. ” 57 For dating the Espurgatoire, see Bruckner, “Marie de France,” in Medieval France, ed.

12 In Laüstic, set at Seint Mallo, Marie explains that laüstic means russignol in French and nihtegale in English, and in Eliduc the names of both women, Guilliadun and Guildelüec, seem to be Breton names, especially the name Guildelüec, which all seem to accept. Marie’s use of the Breton conjunction ha leads one to the conclusion that Marie is following a Breton tale or one derived from a Breton source. If the names are often Celtic in origin, the setting of the story is nearly always in Brittany or South Wales.

In some of the texts in this tradition the mistress is a fairy who has sent the animal to draw the knight to her in the Other-World; in others it is the fairy herself who is transformed into the animal. Rachel Bromwich notes that in Irish mythology the Hunt of the White Stag is closely associated with the theme of the Transformed Hag, a legend which had dynastic implications, “. . ”16 If Celtic folklore has drawn much attention in Guigemar, it has long been noticed that there are important elements of Marie’s lai that come from classical sources or a more broadly European folkloric tradition.

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