Erec (Paperback)

Erec By Hartmann von Aue, J. W. Thomas (Translated by), J. W. Thomas (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Hartmann von Aue, J. W. Thomas (Translated by), J. W. Thomas (Introduction by)
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As the earliest Arthurian verse-novel in the German language, Hartmann von Aue's Erec was highly influential, not only on the many Arthurian works that followed, but also on courtly narrative verse in general. However, his tale is of more than antiquarian interest. Its subjects—the individual in conflict with society and the destructive force of possessive love—are modern, and its language, when transferred into prose, is more direct and lucid than most contemporary writing. Indeed, it was the conviction that the story deserved a much larger audience than that of medieval scholars which inspired this translation, the first into English.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780803273290
ISBN-10: 0803273290
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2001
Pages: 146
Language: English