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Tristan (Legendary character)

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Works: 295 works in 728 publications in 9 languages and 24,822 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Romance fiction  Romances  History  Arthurian romances  Legends  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Classifications: PQ1542.E5, 813.54
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    Brazil by John Updike( Book )
    19 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,532 libraries worldwide
    They meet by chance on Copacabana Beach: Tristao Raposo, a poor black teen from the Rio slums, surviving day to day on street smarts and the hustle, and Isabel Leme, an upper-class white girl, treated like a pampered slave by her absent though very powerful father. Convinced that fate brought them together, betrayed by families who threaten to tear them apart, Tristao and Isabel flee to the farthest reaches of Brazil's wild west -- unaware of the astonishing destiny that awaits them ... Spanning twenty-two years, from the mid-sixties to the late eighties, BRAZIL surprises and embraces the reader with its celebration of passion, loyalty, and New World innocence. --Publisher
    The conflict of love and honor. The medieval Tristan legend in France, Germany and Italy by Joan M Ferrante( file )
    7 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
    Handbuch der Sentenzen und Sprichwörter im höfischen Roman des 12. and 13. Jahrhunderts ( file )
    3 editions published in 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 937 libraries worldwide
    This compendium provides the first complete methodical documentation of the aphorisms and proverbs in the German medieval romances of Arthur, Tristan, and The Holy Grail . The work collects and classifies the sayings from 21 romances over a period of abo
    Shaping romance : interpretation, truth, and closure in twelfth-century French fictions by Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner( file )
    7 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
    "In Shaping Romance, Matilda Bruckner examines a set of five twelfth-century romance texts - complete and fragmentary, canonical and now neglected, long and short - to map out the characteristics and boundaries of the genre in its formative period. Bruckner contends that, in the explosion of literary works that characterize the twelfth-century Renaissance, romance plays a particularly exuberant role, with its gift for experimentation in form and ideas and its taste for a wide array of materials combined through intergeneric mixing."--BOOK JACKET. "Bruckner is concerned not so much with the subject matter of romance - its narratives of knights and ladies, fantastic adventures, and erotic tests - as with the various ways in which it achieves narrative complexity: authorial stances and the meanings of signs frequently shift within the texts, as poems do, or do not, find closure. Through close readings and intertextual analysis, Bruckner explores patterns characteristic of romance writing: truth in the context of fiction, the interaction of formal shaping and semantic possibilities, closure as a constant play between the open and the closed."--BOOK JACKET. "Shaping Romance offers a perceptive and enlightening examination of "romance fictions" that crystallize some of the most brilliant moments of twelfth-century writing, including two versions of the Tristan story, as well as works by Chretien de Troyes and Marie de France. It will be of particular benefit to students and scholars of medieval literature."--BOOK JACKET
    The anatomy of love; the Tristan of Gottfried von Strassburg by W. T. H Jackson( Book )
    5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
    The Tristan romance has a long history, and this book examines the 13th century version of Gottfried von Strassburg. Jackson reads Gottfried as exploring the problem of reconciling love with a society which recognized sex only in marriage, but regarded marriage as a contract made without love. Gottfried views the claims of society with misgivings, and rather forthrightly argues the vanity of any attempt to reconcile love with society. The critic advances the argument that the poet is exploiting the romance form in order to oppose the conventional presuppositions of that form
    The romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier( Book )
    23 editions published between 1901 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 659 libraries worldwide
    A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love, 'The Romance of Tristan and Iseult' is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law
    Love in the Western World by Denis de Rougemont( Book )
    17 editions published between 1939 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 462 libraries worldwide
    A companion to Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan ( Book )
    5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
    The legend of Tristan and Isolde -- the archetypal narrative about the turbulent effects of all-consuming, passionate love -- achieved its most complete and profound rendering in the German poet Gottfried von Strassburg's verse romance <I>Tristan</I> (ca. 1200-1210). Along with his great literary rival Wolfram von Eschenbach and his versatile predecessor Hartmann von Aue, Gottfried is considered one of three greatest poets produced by medieval Germany, and over the centuries his <I>Tristan</I> has lost none of its ability to attract with the beauty of its poetry and to challenge -- if not provoke -- with its sympathetic depiction of adulterous love. The essays, written by a dozen leading Gottfried specialists in Europe and North America, provide definitive treatments of significant aspectsof this most important and challenging high medieval version of the Tristan legend. They examine aspects of Gottfried's unparalleled narrative artistry; the important connections between Gottfried's<I>Tristan</I> and the socio-cultural situation in which it was composed; and the reception of Gottfried's challenging romance both by later poets in the Middle Ages and by nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors, composers, and artists -- particularly Richard Wagner. The volume also contains new interpretations of significant figures, episodes, and elements (Riwalin and Blanscheflur, Isolde ofthe White Hands, the Love Potion, the performance of love, the female figures) in Gottfried's revolutionary romance, which provocatively elevates a sexual, human love to a summum bonum. <BR><BR> Will Hasty is Professor of German at the University of Florida. He is the editor of <I>Companion to Wolfram's "Parzival,"</I> (Camden House, 1999)
    The Tristran of Beroul : a textual commentary by T. B. W Reid( Book )
    4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
    Gottfried von Strassburg, Tristan by Mark Chinca( Book )
    5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
    This book offers a concise introduction to Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan. The work is approached both through its context and through a close reading of key passages of the text. The contextual reading compares Gottfried with his predecessors Beroul, Eilhart and Thomas in order to reveal his independent response to the problems and possibilities with which he was confronted by his material. The close textual reading builds up a distinctive interpretation of the work, in which particular attention is paid to Gottfried's reworking of literary tradition, his use of religious analogies, and his awareness of the fictive potential of literary language. A concluding chapter examines Gottfried's medieval reception through the work of his continuators, Ulrich von Turheim and Heinrich von Freiberg, and the Herzmaere of Konrad von Würzburg
 
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