Wigalois: The Knight of Fortune's Wheel

Wirnt Von Grafenberg

Traduttore: J. W. Thomas
Anno: 1977
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 236 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 454 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803298279
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The Arthurian verse-novel Wigalois, written by the German knight Wirnt von Grafenberg in the early years of the thirteenth century, tells a story which was well known in the medieval period, appearing in eight versions of four languages. This first English translation makes accessible to a new audience the adventure-filled tale of the hero's knightly education and quest for honor, and his ultimate recognition of Sir Gawain as his long-lost father. The translator's introduction compares Wirnt's work with other treatments of the Wigalois material in France, England, and Italy; discusses the German sources and reception of the novel; and offers a careful literary analysis.