The Song of Roland

By: Merwin, W.S. (translator)

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Ink notes in inner wrappers. 2001 Trade Paperback. A contemporary prose rendering of the great medieval French epic, The Song of Roland is as canonical and significant as the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf. It extols the chivalric ideals in the France of Charlemagne through the exploits of Charlemagne's nephew, the warrior Roland, who fights bravely to his death in a legendary battle. Against the bloody backdrop of the struggle between Christianity and Islam, The Song of Roland remains a vivid portrayal of medieval life, knightly adventure, and feudal politics. The first great literary works of a culture are its epic chronicles, those that create simple hero-figures about whom the imagination of a nation can crystallize, observed V. S. Pritchett.

Title: The Song of Roland

Author: Merwin, W.S. (translator)

Categories: Continental,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Modern Library: 2001

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2203795