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Marie de France: a Critical Companion

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ISBN-10: 1843843730

ISBN-13: 9781843843733

Edition: 2014

Authors: Sharon Kinoshita, Peggy McCracken

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Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her Lais, she also translated Aesop's Fables (the Ysopë), and wrote the Espurgatoire seint Patriz (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information on what can be gleaned of her life, and on her poetry, and to rethink standard questions of interpretation, through topics with special relevance to medieval literature and culture. The variety of perspectives used highlights both the unity of Marie's oeuvre and the distinctiveness of the individual texts. After situating her writings in their…    
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 4/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

Donald S. Lopez Jr. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of numerous books including The Story of Buddhism and The Madman's Middle Way. In 2000 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Peggy McCracken, the translatorof Gui de Cambrai's Barlaam and Josaphat, is a professorof French at the University of Michigan.