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Marie de France : a critical companion

Author: Sharon Kinoshita; Peggy McCracken
Publisher: Suffolk ; Rochester, N.Y. : D.S. Brewer, 2012.
Series: Gallica (Woodbridge (Suffolk, England)), v. 24.
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"Marie de France is the author of some of the most important and influential works of the French Middle Ages: the Lais, her best-known work, the Ysopë (a translation from the Aesopic tradition), and the Espurgatoire seint Patriz (St Patrick's Purgatory). Taking Marie less as a biographical subject than as author of these three texts, this Companion rethinks standard questions of interpretation through a variety of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marie, de France; Marie de France; Marie, de France; Marie, de France; Marie, de France; Marie de France
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Kinoshita; Peggy McCracken
ISBN: 9781843843016 1843843013
OCLC Number: 748334019
Language Note: In English; occasional phrases in Old French with English translations.
Description: viii, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The world of Marie de France --
Communication, transmission, and interpretation : literary history --
Courtly love and feudal society : historical context --
Movement and mobility : plot --
Bodies and embodiment : characters --
Repetition and the art of variation : narrative techniques --
Posterity : the afterlives of Marie's works.
Series Title: Gallica (Woodbridge (Suffolk, England)), v. 24.
Responsibility: Sharon Kinoshita and Peggy McCracken.

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