The Lays of Marie De France

The Lays of Marie De France

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The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France’s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They offer acute observations about the choices that women make, startling in the late twelfth century and challenging even today. Combining a woman’s wisdom with an impressive technical bravura, the lays are a minor treasure of European culture.
The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest knownFrench woman poet, are here presented in sprightly Englishverse by translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France’s lively butprofound considerations of betrayal and fidelity, love, death,luck, and fate.

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The twelve "lays" of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France’s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They offer acute observations about the choices that women make, startling in the late twelfth century and challenging even today. Combining a woman’s wisdom with an impressive technical bravura, the lays are a minor treasure of European culture.



Publisher: Edmonton :, AU Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781927356371
1927356377
9781927356364
1927356369
1927356350
9781927356357
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 144 pages)
Additional Contributors: Slavitt, David R. 1935-- Translator

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