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The chivalric romance and the essence of fiction

Author: Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ranging from Chrétien de Troyes to Shakespeare, this study proposes that the chivalric romance is characterized by a centerless structure, self-conscious fictionality and a propensity for irony. The form is tied to historical reality, yet represents the archetype of imaginative literature, declaring its fictional status without claiming to embody fixed truths"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dani Cavallaro
ISBN: 9780786499830 0786499834
OCLC Number: 922631663
Description: vii, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part I One; Genesis --
Two; Form and Structure --
Part II Three; Creative Cornerstones: Chrétien de Troyes and the Lancelot-Grail Cycle --
Four; Medieval Masters: Chaucer, Malory, the Lay and the Gawain Poet --
Five; Renaissance Refashionings: Ariosto, Spenser and Shakespeare.
Responsibility: Dani Cavallaro.

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