Chrétien de Troyes’ Erec and Enide, which presents the story of a knight and his .. a todas las novelas de Troyes y ya lo había comprobado anteriormente. CHRETIEN DE TRO YES’ EREC ET ENIDE. AND C IST E R C IA N S P IR IT U A L IT Y. Patricia Ann Quattrin, M.A.. Western Michigan University, So Chretien de Troyes maintains that one ought always to After them there swiftly followed a knight, named Erec.

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Narra las aventuras de Erec, uno de sus caballeros de la mesa redonda. The last quarter of the poem adds another episode, referred to as the “Joy of the Court,” in which Erec and Enide set free prisoners and meet relations, before in time they are crowned King and Queen of Nantes in a lavishly described ceremony. I really found this story to be quite interesting. The central half of the poem begins some time later when rumors spread that Erec has come to neglect his knightly duties due to his overwhelming love for Enide and desire to be with her.

Comfort prose translation from the early twentieth century: Consisting of about lines of Old Frenchthe poem is one of the earliest known Arthurian romances in any language, predated only by the Welsh prose narrative Culhwch and Olwen. To ask other readers questions about Erec and Enideplease sign up. I also noticed the “hero’s journey. What follows is his idea of proving those gossipers wrong.

Erec wakes to Enide crying, so he plans an adventure. Retrieved from ” https: But Erec himself is just not that complex a character, I found, and the pacing was stop-and-start. Not to mention, that second knight is a serial head-chopper who is here welcomed back like a long lost son. The author seemed to go off on tangents, he always brought it back to the storyline.


Of course, this is within the confines of knightly poem logic here. Erec and Enide seem to be the younger versions of Guinevere and King Arthur. Lastly we have Story Four, a romance about that most faithful of knights, Lancelot. Since they are out of copyright, these translations are now being reprinted, complete or one at a time. When the lovers become estranged because Erec neglects his knightly obligations, they subsequently ride off together on a series of adventures that culminate in their reconciliation and the liberation of a captive knight in an enchanted orchard.

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Erec and Enide – Chretien de Troyes – 2 Stars. He is so ensnared of her beauty and virtue that he suspends his li De Troyes is little known unless one troges a French medieval student. This is the old, and obsolete, W. To view it, click here.

He write these four lyrical poems in the late twelfth century for the Countess Marie, daughter of Louis VII and that fabulous hoyden, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Cline further provides a history background for the poem within the introduction and the notes section.

Erec and Enide is one of those books that can take you by surprise and enrage you, and that is one of the numerous reasons I would recommend it to somebody.

Return to Book Page. An unarmored Erec is keeping Guinevere company while other knights participate in a stag hunt near Cardigan when a strange knight and his dwarf approach the queen and treat her servant roughly.

Obviously, voice and silence are key parts of this story The most interesting thing about this story troyess the situation itself: Tests play an important part in character development and marital fidelity. He overhears Enide crying over this and orders her to prepare for a journey to parts unknown.

May 18, Jason Oliver rated it it was ok Shelves: A final episode has him dueling a knight bound by chertien sweetheart’s promise never to leave a garden unless bested in combat. Erec et Enide features many of chrefien common elements of Arthurian romance, such as Arthurian characters, the knightly quest, and women or love as a catalyst to action.


When the lovers become estranged because Erec neglects his knightly obligations, they subseq Erec and Enide marks the birth of the Arthurian romance as a literary genre.

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I also could not understand at all why Enide was forever noticing these imminent dangers while Erec was blissfully unaware. Use the lead layout guide to ensure the section follows Wikipedia’s norms and to be inclusive of all essential details.

It then progresses to the love story of their son, Cliges, and his paramour, a story with similarities to Tristan and Isold. Erec defends Enide’s beauty and she steps forward to take the bird. Erec beats him, they all realize they know each other, then Erec and Enide are crowned.

Erec and Enide

I must say that it is a great diversion after a stressful day, a welcome read. The poem comprises 6, octosyllables in rhymed couplets.

The introduction here is fascinating, especially the troyws about how British and Celtic tales were ‘trending’ in the French courts of the period, leading to a spate of literature on eec characters. C’est l’histoire d’Erec, un des plus braves chevaliers du roi Arthur: But let’s say people gossip about the guy spending too much time with his one true love and not doing his manly doings anymore. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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