Wigalois The Knight of Fortune's Wheel Download Wirnt von Grafenberg J W Thomas Book ePub

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Wigalois: The Knight of Fortune
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Book Info: Paperback, 236 pages Book's Category: "European Literature"
Book Tags: European Literature, German Literature Published First Time: April 1st 1977 by University of Nebraska Press

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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 fo 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.

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