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Chrétien Continued: A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

Abstract

This book examines all four verse continuations that follow Chrétien's unfinished Grail story, a powerful site of rewriting from the late 12th through the 15th centuries. By focusing on the dialogue between Chrétien and the verse continuators, this study demonstrates how the patterns and puzzles inscribed in the first author's romance continue to guide his successors, whose additions and reinventions throw new light back on the problems medieval readers and writers found in the mother text: questions about society and the individual; love, gender relations, and family ties; chivalry, violence, ... More

Keywords: chivalry, Chrétien de Troyes, collective authorship, ending, interpretation, love, religion, verse continuations, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557219
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557219.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, author
Professor of French, Boston College
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