The continuations of Chrétien's Perceval: content and construction, extension and ending

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/232532
Title:
The continuations of Chrétien's Perceval: content and construction, extension and ending
Authors:
Tether, Leah R.
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University
Reference:
Tether, L., 2012. The continuations of Chrétien's Perceval: content and construction, extension and ending. D.S. Brewer
Publisher:
D.S. Brewer
Issue Date:
21-Jun-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/232532
Additional Links:
http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewitem.asp?idproduct=13945
Abstract:
The notion of Continuation in medieval literature is a familiar one - but difficult to define precisely. Despite the existence of important texts which are commonly referred to as Continuations, such as Le Roman de la Rose, Le Chevalier de la Charrette and, of course, the Perceval Continuations, the mechanics and processes involved in actually producing a Continuation have found themselves indistinguishable from those associated with other forms of medieval réécriture. The Perceval Continuations (composed c.1200-1230) constitute a vast body of material which incorporates four separately authored Continuations, each of which seeks to further, in some way, the unfinished Perceval of Chrétien de Troyes - though they are not merely responses to his work. Chronologically, they were composed one after the other, and the next in line picks up where the previous one left off; they thus respond intertextually to each other as well as to Chrétien, and only one actually furnishes the story as a whole with an ending. Here, these fascinating texts are used as a lens for examining, defining and distinguishing the whole concept of a Continuation; the author also employs theories as to what constitutes an "end" and what is "unfinished", alongside scrutiny of other medieval "ends" and Continuations.
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Keywords:
Medieval; Rewriting; Continuation; Chretien de Troyes
Series/Report no.:
Arthurian Studies 79
ISBN:
9781843843160
Sponsors:
CoDE Research Institute; Vinaver Trust

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dc.contributor.authorTether, Leah R.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-09T08:08:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-09T08:08:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06-21-
dc.identifier.citationTether, L., 2012. The continuations of Chrétien's Perceval: content and construction, extension and ending. D.S. Breweren_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9781843843160-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/232532-
dc.description.abstractThe notion of Continuation in medieval literature is a familiar one - but difficult to define precisely. Despite the existence of important texts which are commonly referred to as Continuations, such as Le Roman de la Rose, Le Chevalier de la Charrette and, of course, the Perceval Continuations, the mechanics and processes involved in actually producing a Continuation have found themselves indistinguishable from those associated with other forms of medieval réécriture. The Perceval Continuations (composed c.1200-1230) constitute a vast body of material which incorporates four separately authored Continuations, each of which seeks to further, in some way, the unfinished Perceval of Chrétien de Troyes - though they are not merely responses to his work. Chronologically, they were composed one after the other, and the next in line picks up where the previous one left off; they thus respond intertextually to each other as well as to Chrétien, and only one actually furnishes the story as a whole with an ending. Here, these fascinating texts are used as a lens for examining, defining and distinguishing the whole concept of a Continuation; the author also employs theories as to what constitutes an "end" and what is "unfinished", alongside scrutiny of other medieval "ends" and Continuations.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipCoDE Research Institute; Vinaver Trusten_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherD.S. Breweren_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArthurian Studies 79en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewitem.asp?idproduct=13945en_GB
dc.subjectMedievalen_GB
dc.subjectRewritingen_GB
dc.subjectContinuationen_GB
dc.subjectChretien de Troyesen_GB
dc.titleThe continuations of Chrétien's Perceval: content and construction, extension and endingen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
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