A Bilingual Edition of the Love Songs of Bernart De Ventadorn in Occitan and English: Sugar and Salt (Studies in Mediaeval Literature v. 17)
By: Ronnie Apter (author), Nathaniel Smith (foreword_author), Burton Raffel (preface_author)Hardback
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Bernart praised love above all else in his music and poetry, and his passion ran deeply through his work. Apter (English, Central Michigan U.) captures this sincerity and enthusiasm while placing it firmly in its historical context, through multiple translations and commentary throughout the text. After a lengthy introduction in which she provides historical background both of Bernart and the trobador phenomenon, she translates each song in both poetical and literal forms to allow all of the meanings of Bernart's work to shine through, and she includes musical arrangements that would satisfy even a 12th-century trobador.
The love songs of Bernart de Ventadorn; attribution to Bernart rejected by Carl Appel; appendices; works consulted; indices of first lines; index of subject and authors.
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