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The Lais of Marie de France This Is A Prose Translation Of The Lais Or Poems Attributed To Marie De France Little Is Known Of Her But She Was Probably The Abbess Of The Abbey At Shaftesbury In The Late 12th Century, Illegitimate Daughter Of Geoffrey Plantagenet And Hence The Half Sister Of Henry II Of England It Was To A King, And Probably Henry II, That She Dedicated These Poems Of Adventure And Love Which Were Retellings Of Stories Which She Had Heard From Breton Minstrels She Is Regarded As The Most Talented French Poet Of The Medieval Period.


About the Author: Marie de France

Marie de France Mary of France , around 1135 1200 was a poet evidently born in France and living in England during the late 12th century Virtually nothing is known of her early life, though she wrote a form of continental French citation needed that was copied by Anglo Norman scribes Therefore, most of the manuscripts of her work bear Anglo Norman traits She also translated some Latin lite Marie de France Mary of France , around 1135 1200 was a poet evidently born in France and living in England during the late 12th century Virtually nothing is known of her early life, though she wrote a form of continental French citation needed that was copied by Anglo Norman scribes Therefore, most of the manuscripts of her work bear Anglo Norman traits She also translated some Latin literature and produced an influential version of Aesop s Fables



10 thoughts on “The Lais of Marie de France

  1. says:

    Marie de France was an aristocratic twelfth century poet, from whose name we conclude that she was apparently living somewhere other than France when she wrote her most famous works Probably England she writes in Anglo Norman, which is an important language for anyone interested in the history of English because it s the sou


  2. says:

    Hello senior thesis.


  3. says:

    These stories by a 12th Century abbess have everything Love and treason and a noble betrayed werewolf Stephenie Meyer eat your decadent, twinkling little heart out The English is a little stiff, because it sets out to be very close to the mediaeval French poetry, but the power comes through Amazing these lais are notfamous I can t resist


  4. says:

    I studied Guigemar and Bisclavret, and I ended up wanting to read the rest of Marie de France s lais Bisclavret is one of my favourites, really, possibly due to reading William Burgwinkle s criticism of it and being amused to see it as a gay love story Most of the lais are short and very easy to read, dwelling on knights and their lovers I quite


  5. says:

    Marie de France is my homegirl forever.


  6. says:

    There s so much that we don t know about the lais in this volume which we have from the Harley manuscript in the BL we don t know exactly when they were composed though sometime in the later 12th century , or in what order, who Marie de France was, and who the king to whom she dedicated them Henry II we don t even know for sure that she was a woman though, li


  7. says:

    This is fascinating How did I get through so many years of schooling without hearing about these lais or Marie de France This was translated from medieval French verse to English prose by Naomi Lewis I suppose French scholars might want to read these lais in original form, but these worked well for me And I appreciate the prose form It s hard enough to translate int


  8. says:

    Reading this has helped me pinpoint why I often don t find it all that enjoyable to read these sorts of translations of fairy tales and folk tales The writing is almost always quite clunky, and in this case, where we have prose translations of lais originally written in rhyming verse, it seems that a great deal of the original beauty is lost I think I much prefer books alo


  9. says:

    I wanna do a translation of Bisclaveret If anyone wants to help me, here is what I ve got so far While engaged in making lais,I would not want to forget Bisclavret Bisclavret in Brittany was bornCalled Garulf by the Norms Erstwhile, people told the taleAnd often you would hear occur,That many men werewolves becameAnd set up households in the wood.A werewolf is a savage beast Beca


  10. says:

    Little is known about Marie de France except that she wrote this collection of Lais, translated an edition of Aesop s Fables, and translated an edition of St Patrick s Purgatory In this collection of lais, Marie de France plays with the tropes of the romance genre she comments on loyalty in courtly love and allows some of her female characters to play leading roles These lais were writt


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