Song of Roland

ISBN-10: 0451531930

ISBN-13: 9780451531933

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Description: One of the crowning achievements of medieval artistic genius, The Song of Rolandtells the story of the battle of Roncesvals in 778. At the center of this heroic epic is Roland, the supreme embodiment of the chivalric ideal who leads his men into combat and fights valiantly to the death. As Robert Harrison, the translator of this acclaimed edition, explains, "The carefully balanced structure of The Song of Rolandis designed like a folding mirror to reflect the battle between Good and Evil at all levels of meaning."

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Book details

List price: $7.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is Albert Guérard Professor of Literature at Stanford University. Robert P. Harrison is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature and Chair of the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University. Michael R. Hendrickson is Director of Surgical Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center. Robert B. Laughlin is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Physics at Stanford University and was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1998.

Guy Gavriel Kay was born on November 7, 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. He became interested in fantasy fiction while working as an assistant to Christopher Tolkien. He assisted him with the editing of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. After receiving a law degree from the University of Toronto, he became principal writer and associate producer for the CBC radio series, The Scales of Justice. He also wrote several episodes when the series moved to television. He has written social and political commentary for several publications including the National Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Guardian. His first fantasy novels were The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire, and The Darkest Road, which make up the Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy. His other works include A Song for Arbonne, The Lions of Al-Rassan, Beyond This Dark House, The Last Light of the Sun, and Under Heaven. He has received numerous awards including and the Aurora Award for Tigana and The Wandering Fire, the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Ysabel, and the International Goliardos Award for his work in the fantasy field.

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