Aucassin & Nicolette, a Chantefable From the Twelfth-Century Minstrels

Author: Jura, Jean-Jacques
Year:2007
Pages:192
ISBN:0-7734-5152-8
978-0-7734-5152-0
Price:179.95
This work offers a long overdue, new facing-page English translation of Aucassin et Nicolette, the important Medieval French chantefable. The translator offers a prologue which serves to introduce the translation and to contextualize the work. This book contains 12 color photographs and 5 black and white photographs.

Reviews

“The excellent translation and notes – the culmination of a decades-long fascination with the poem – render with nuance and sensitivity the uniqueness of the chant-fable. ... This is a tour de force of the translator’s art as well as a labor of love and discernment.” – Dr. Stephen G. Nichols, James M. Beall Professor of French and Humanities, Chair, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University

“Jura’s Aucassin and Nicollette, A Chantefable from the Twelfth-Century Minstrels: A Facing-Page Translation is an ambitious project which gives much-deserved attention to this important medieval text. Translation is challenging work, and Jura has presented a moving version of the story of Aucassin and Nicolette through his fine translation.” – Dr. Marcella Munson, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stephen G. Nichols
Acknowledgements
Translator’s Prologue
Aucassian & Nicolette
Bibliography
Index