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A companion to Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan, edited by Will Hasty

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A companion to Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan
Title
A companion to Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Will Hasty
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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)
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
831/.21
Index
index present
LC call number
PT1526
LC item number
.C66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hasty, Will
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Gottfried
  • Tristan (Legendary character)
  • Arthurian romances
Label
A companion to Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan, edited by Will Hasty
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136046
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132031
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A companion to Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan, edited by Will Hasty
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 May 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136046
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132031
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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