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Gottfried von Strassburg: Tristan

Gottfried von Strassburg: Tristan

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Part of Landmarks of World Literature

  • Date Published: April 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521408523

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  • 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.

    • The only short introduction to Gottfried available in English
    • Comparison with other romances in French and German
    • Takes account of recent discussions of fiction in medieval romance
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    • Date Published: April 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521408523
    • length: 128 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.15kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Story, author, context
    3. Gottfried and the Tristan tradition
    4. The poet and his fiction
    5. Commentary and narrative
    6. After Gottfried.

  • Author

    Mark Chinca, University of Cambridge

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