Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 January 2009

288 Pages | 7 halftones


ISBN: 9780199557219

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Chrétien Continued

A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

  • Examines all four verse continuations of Chrétien's unfinished Grail story for the first time in a book-length study
  • Recontextualizes the authorship of Chrétien de Troyes, one of the most important writers of the Middle Ages, within the medieval concept of collective authorship
  • A new approach to the Conte du Graal's enigmatic inclusion of Christian issues within an Arthurian context
  • Situates the Conte du Graal in its manuscript context where most medieval readers would encounter it as part of an ensemble including one to four continuations

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