A substantial introduction traces the Tristan and Isolde legend from the twelfth century to the present, emphasizing literary versions, also surveying the legend's sources and its appearance in the visual arts, music and film.
A substantial introduction traces the Tristan and Isolde legend from the twelfth century to the present, emphasizing literary versions, but also surveying the legend's sources and its appearance in the visual arts, music and film. The nineteen essays are a mix of new, new English, revised, and 'classic'. It contains an extensive bibliography.
Preface, Norris J. Lacy. Introduction, Joan Tasker Grimbert. Acknowledgements. Select Bibliography. 1. Tristan: The Celtic and Oriental Material Re-examined, W.J. McCann. 2. Love and the New Patriarchy: Tristan and Isolde, Leslie W. Rabone. 3. How Lovers Lie Together: Infidelity and Fictive Discourse in the Roman de Tristan, E. Jane Burns 4. The Representation of the Lover's Death: Thomas' Tristan as Open Text, Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner 5. The Glass Palace in the Folie d'Oxford, Jean-Charles Payen 6. Tristan the Artist in Gottfried's Poem, W.T.H.Jackson 7. Gofffried von Strassburg: Tristan and the Arthurian Tradition, William C. McDonald 8. La Parole amourese: Amorouse Discourse in the Prose Tristan, Emmanuele Baumgartner 9. Radix Amoris: The Travola Ritonda and Its Response to Dante's Paolo and Francesca, Donald L. Hoffman 10. Malory's "Tale of Dir Tristram": Source and Setting Reconsidered, Dhira B. Mahoney 11. Tristan in Medieval Art, Julia Walworth 12. Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse: Visionary and Courtly Epic, Anthony H. Harrison 13. "That Most Beautiful of Dreams": Tristram and Isoud in British Art of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Christine Poulson 14. Wagner's Tristan and Isolde: Opera as Symphonic Poem, Joseph Kerman 15. Wagner and Decadence, Raymond Furness 16. "This Too You Ought to Read": Bedier's Roman de Tristan et Iseut, Edward J. Gallagher 17. Tristram the Transcendent, Frederic Yves Carpenter 18. Cocteau's Tristan and Iseut: A Case of Overmuch Respect, Stephen Maddus 19. Tristan and Isolde in Modern Literature: L'eternal retour, Michale S. Batts