Mit worten lûter unde glanz : metapoetics in Konrad von Würzburg's Trojanerkrieg (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Mit worten lûter unde glanz : metapoetics in Konrad von Würzburg's Trojanerkrieg

Author: Esther Laufer; Konrad, von Würzburg; University of London. Institute of Modern Languages Research,
Publisher: London : Institute of Modern Languages Research, 2016.
Series: Bithell series of dissertations, v. 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How can you fathom a bottomless abyss? How can you capture ineffable beauty in words? How do you narrate the master of all stories? These are the challenges that seasoned poet Konrad von Würzburg set himself when at the end of the 13th century he composed his account of the Trojan War from a multitude of sources. Konrad has long been recognized as an exceptionally self-conscious author who frequently reflects on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Konrad, von Würzburg; Konrad, von Würzburg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Laufer; Konrad, von Würzburg; University of London. Institute of Modern Languages Research,
ISBN: 9780854572533 0854572538
OCLC Number: 984786002
Language Note: In English with German text.
Description: 301 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Bithell series of dissertations, v. 45.
Responsibility: by Esther Laufer.

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"How can you fathom a bottomless abyss? How can you capture ineffable beauty in words? How do you narrate the master of all stories? These are the challenges that seasoned poet Konrad von Würzburg set himself when at the end of the 13th century he composed his account of the Trojan War from a multitude of sources. Konrad has long been recognized as an exceptionally self-conscious author who frequently reflects on the nature, status and function of poetry, and who at times appears more concerned with the sparkling surface of his discourse than with the events he narrates. Taking these observations as a starting point, this study presents the first comprehensive treatment of metapoetics in the Trojanerkrieg. It uncovers the far-reaching network of explicit and implicit metapoetic expression that permeates the text on every level - even though its multifaceted imagery and arguments resist translation into the language of formal literary theory. The fact that Konrad's metapoetic vocabulary regularly draws on imagery of religious origin offers a new perspective from which to address the controversial question of the Christian author's attitude towards the pagan splendour of the narrated world. In highlighting the pitfalls of metapoetic interpretation and mapping out possible conceptualizations of textuality, language and poetry as well as the relationship between secular and religious literature, this study also makes a broader contribution to medieval literary studies"--

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