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The Song of Roland
By John Duval (trans) and David Staines (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hackett Pub Co Inc
Publication date September 1, 2012
Pages 239
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781603848510
ISBN-10 1603848517
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
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Swift yet resonant, this masterful new verse translation conveys the immediacy, intimacy, and power of this greatest of Old French epic poems. John DuVal approaches the unadorned syntax of The Song of Roland in straightforward modern English, attuned to the nuance and detail of the narrative and the poetry of the original text.

In his concise but thorough general Introduction, David Staines traces the origins of the poem and its reception in medieval society, discusses its content and its themes, and in clear, accessible prose illuminates the epic poem’s chivalric spirit.

Footnotes provide glosses on events, characters, and medieval terms. Endnotes discuss editorial and translational issues. This edition also includes a selected bibliography, a map, and a glossary and index. An appendix provides the entire text of the Old French original.



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With John Duval (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (September 1, 2012)
9781603848510 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $40.00
About: Swift yet resonant, this masterful new verse translation conveys the immediacy, intimacy, and power of this greatest of Old French epic poems.
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With John Duval (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (September 1, 2012)
9781603848503 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Swift yet resonant, this masterful new verse translation conveys the immediacy, intimacy, and power of this greatest of Old French epic poems.

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