Yvain; Or, the Knight with the Lion

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University of Georgia Press, Dec 1, 1984 - Literary Criticism - 226 pages
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This verse translation of Yvain; or, The Knight with the Lion brings to life a fast-paced yet remarkably subtle work often considered to be the masterpiece of the twelfth-century French writer Chrétien de Troyes. The creator of the Arthurian romance as a genre, Chrétien is revealed in this work as a witty, versatile writer who mastered both the soaring flight of emotion and the devastating aside and was as skillful a debater of the finer points of love as he was a describer of battles.

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Ruth Harwood Cline is a research associate in the department of history at Georgetown University.

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