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A classic myth, but maybe not the best version.Tristan and Iseult is a big deal it s said to be a major influence for the romance between Lancelot and Guinevere, Romeo and Juliet, and pretty much the majority romantic love stories after the 12th century This myth was passed down verbally and has been committed to text by several different authors B dier argues that his version is adapted from the original poem, which may or may not be historically accurate The style is conversational as if a A classic myth, but maybe not the best version.Tristan and Iseult is a big deal it s said to be a major influence for the romance between Lancelot and Guinevere, Romeo and Juliet, and pretty much the majority romantic love stories after the 12th century This myth was passed down verbally and has been committed to text by several different authors B dier argues that his version is adapted from the original poem, which may or may not be historically accurate The style is conversational as if a bard is telling it aloud, which is probably an attempt to retell the story as closely as possible to the Cornish poem B dier argued was the original No matter the accuracy, the story as he writes it is interesting and tragic It would have beeninteresting and tragic if it didn t start by telling you what is going to happen, but for some reason classics don t believe in the importance of the element of surprise.One thing that this book got me thinking about was persuasion of the reader through perspective As long as a book clearly sides with a character as a good guy, the reader generally accepts that the character is someone they should root for But these people were awful If we set aside the forbidden love affair moral conundrum, there s still the fact that Tristan and Iseult go around killing or almost killing several people just to keep their boot knocking secret Nobel and fair hearted Not so much But I bet most people don t even notice TI are a holes, because the narrator keeps talking about how awesome and doomed they are The legend of Tristan and Iseut in these old times, one knew what the drama was His lord and husband dead, the queen Blanchefleur Whiteflower , pregnant, wants to let herself die Her faithful Rohalt trys to console her My queen, your mourn will only add to your husband s mourn, there s nothing to win there Should not all those who are born die May God receive the dead persons and preserve the living ones But Blanchefleur didn t want to listen to him For three days she waited to The legend of Tristan and Iseut in these old times, one knew what the drama was His lord and husband dead, the queen Blanchefleur Whiteflower , pregnant, wants to let herself die Her faithful Rohalt trys to console her My queen, your mourn will only add to your husband s mourn, there s nothing to win there Should not all those who are born die May God receive the dead persons and preserve the living ones But Blanchefleur didn t want to listen to him For three days she waited to join her dear lord On the fourth day she gave birth to a son and, taking him in her arms, she said Son, I have desired to see you for so long, and I see the most beautiful creature that a woman has ever worn Sad I gave birth, sad is the first welcome I give you, because of you I have sadness to die And as thus you came to this earth by sorrow tristess , your name will be Tristan When she had said those words, she kissed him and died I had for a long time this book on my shelves It belonged to my grandmother, it s a beautiful illustrated edition from early 19th, not the one on the picture from goodreads.First, I found the writing simple But, once you re in the book, which is easy well, in fact the book takes you, then you can feel the depth and the poetry of this text, and then, you find it hard to come back to the 21st century.Usual French version La l gende de Tristan et Iseut voil un temps o l on savait ce qu tait le drame Son seigneur et poux mort, la reine Blanchefleur, enceinte, veut son tour se laisser mourir Son fid le Rohalt s effor ait de la consoler Reine, on ne peut rien gagner se mettre deuil sur deuil tous ceux qui naissent ne doivent ils pas mourir Que Dieu re oive les morts et pr serve les vivants Mais elle ne voulut pas l couter Trois jours elle attendit de rejoindre son cher seigneur Au quatri me jour, elle mit au monde un fils, et, l ayant pris entre ses bras Fils, j ai longtemps d sir de te voir et je vois la plus belle cr ature que femme ait jamais port e Triste j accouche, triste est la premi re f te que je te fais, cause de toi j ai tristesse mourir Et comme ainsi tu es venu sur cette terre par tristesse, tu auras nom Tristan Quand elle eut dit ces mots, elle le baisa et mourut J avais ce livre depuis longtemps sur mes tag res Il appartenait ma grand m re, c est une magnifique dition illustr e du d but 19 me si cle, pas celle propos e par goodreads.D abord, j ai trouv l criture simple Puis, le livre m a emport e, et j ai pu sentir la profondeur et la po sie de ce texte, alors, je l ai lu d un jet et j ai eu du mal revenir au 21 me si cle Okay, so I did NOT love it but it was good I LOVE the 2006 film Tristan Isolde for reasons mostly this and this but also because it has one of the most poignantly beautiful forgiveness scenes I have ever seen Rufus Sewell as King Mark delivers an unforgettable performance Which is saying something because I am a HUGE James Franco fan he is the reason I watched the movie and Rufus Sewell stole that movie from him, hands snicker down However, this translation compilation of T Okay, so I did NOT love it but it was good I LOVE the 2006 film Tristan Isolde for reasons mostly this and this but also because it has one of the most poignantly beautiful forgiveness scenes I have ever seen Rufus Sewell as King Mark delivers an unforgettable performance Which is saying something because I am a HUGE James Franco fan he is the reason I watched the movie and Rufus Sewell stole that movie from him, hands snicker down However, this translation compilation of Tristan Iseult didn t ravish me the way the movie did It was good, cute and tragic in turns but I found the fantastical elements made it a lot harder to relate to There are big variances between the movie and book, a key one being the love potion aka spiced wine s presence I didn t like that part as it removed the humanity of the affair and, in a way, made the lovers actionsforgivable All and all it was quite good but I wish I d read the book first and seen the movie second I never thought I would say this the movie was better facepalm I have to go hide now I would have likedromance and less chivalry, but I enjoyed the ride. I absolutely love this story As usual, I won t mention any plot specifics as such I meant to read this a long time ago after reading Beowulf but got sidetracked This is such a tragic tale that you will either love completely or take issue with, depending on your interpretation of what is just and right within the storyline There are battles of mythical beasts as in Beowulf but also intrigues, jealousy, spite and heartbreak In my opinion, the events surrounding vanquishing of certain charact I absolutely love this story As usual, I won t mention any plot specifics as such I meant to read this a long time ago after reading Beowulf but got sidetracked This is such a tragic tale that you will either love completely or take issue with, depending on your interpretation of what is just and right within the storyline There are battles of mythical beasts as in Beowulf but also intrigues, jealousy, spite and heartbreak In my opinion, the events surrounding vanquishing of certain characters are totally deserved, they were cowardly and two faced backstabbers who had no loyalty whatsoever I also felt total empathy for Tristan and Iseult, being thrown together by external events The fact that this book has reviewers disputing viewpoints just proves the impact that this story makes, everyone will react to it in a certain way For me, this was a work of art His parents were wed in a castle standing above the sea called Tintagel well fenced against all assault or engines of war, with its keep, which the giants had built long ago, a compact of great stones, like a chess board of vert and azure He was lost for a long time, his royal origin hidden and unknown, but fate was kind and he was brought back to King Mark, ruler of Cornwall, brother of his deceased mother Blanchefleur the husband of his late father, Rivalen King of Lyonesse He served His parents were wed in a castle standing above the sea called Tintagel well fenced against all assault or engines of war, with its keep, which the giants had built long ago, a compact of great stones, like a chess board of vert and azure He was lost for a long time, his royal origin hidden and unknown, but fate was kind and he was brought back to King Mark, ruler of Cornwall, brother of his deceased mother Blanchefleur the husband of his late father, Rivalen King of Lyonesse He served King Mark loyally, loving him as his lord and like a father But there were battles fought, a dragon slain, a bird which came to King Mark with a girl s fine strand of hair and a love potion drank by the wrong couple until it all came to this he, Tristan and Iseult the Fair love each other but Iseult the Fair is to marry King Mark A touching scene between the two before the wedding Two days she Iseult s lady in waiting watched them, seeing them refuse all food or comfort and seeking each other as blind men seek, wretched apart and togetherwretched still, for then they trembled each for the first avowal On the third day, as Tristan neared the tent on deck where Iseult sat, she saw him coming and she said to him, very humbly, Come in, my lord Queen, said Tristan, why do you call me lord Am I not your liege and vassal, to revere and serve and cherish you as my lady and Queen But Iseult answered, No, you know that you are my lord and my master, and I your slave Ah, why did I not sharpen those wounds of the wounded singer, or let die that dragon slayer in the grasses of the marsh Why did I not, while he lay helpless in the bath, plant on him the blow of the sword I brandished But then I did not know what now I know And what is it that you know, Iseult What is it that torments you Ah, all that I know torments me, and all that I see This sky and this sea torment me, and my body and my life She laid her arm upon Tristan s shoulder, the light of her eyes was drowned and her lips trembled He repeated Friend, what is it that torments you THE LOVE OF YOU, she said Whereat he put his lips to hers Aaaaaw, the collective sigh of teenage girls in an imaginary moviehouse as Tristan and Iseult exchange bodily fluids for the first time On the other hand I, jaded by love I no longer need to suffer vicariously, just continue munching my popcorn barbecue flavor keeps me awake and just wait for this scene where chess is used as a signal for Iseult to cheat on her husband king Dinas accordingly returned to Tintagel, climbed the stair and entered the hall Under the canopy King Mark and Iseult the Fair sat over a game of chess Dinas seated himself on a stool beside the Queen, as though to observe her play, and twice, pretending to point out moves to her, he posed his hand on the chess board the second time, Iseult perceived on one of his fingers the jasper ring Great joy immediately overwhelmed her Lightly she jarred Dinas arm, so that several pawns fell in a heap Look, seneschal, said she, you have disturbed my game, and in a way that prevents my resuming it Mark left the hall, Iseult repaired to her chamber and had the seneschal called to her Friend, you bear a message from Tristan Wonderful, very old circa 1300 s love story And who was the author There were several The good singers of old time, Beroul and Thomas of Built, Gilbert and Gottfried told this tale for lovers and none other, and, by my pen, they beg you for your prayers They greet those who are cast down, and those in heart, those troubled and those filled with desire, those who are overjoyed and those disconsolate, all lovers May all herein find strength against inconstancy, against unfairness and despite and loss and pain and all the bitterness of loving Amen Tristan and Iseult is a Medieval story of two star crossed lovers The King Tristan of Lyonesse, nephew of Mark, King of Cornwall at Tintagel and contemporary of King Arthur, slays an Irish champion and thus wins a wife for King Mark The wife is Iseult the Fair, princess from Ireland Tristan is sent to Ireland to claim Iseult and bring her back to Tintagel Iseult s maid concocts a love philtre that would bind Iseult and Mark to eternal love when drunk from the same cup On the trip back to Co Tristan and Iseult is a Medieval story of two star crossed lovers The King Tristan of Lyonesse, nephew of Mark, King of Cornwall at Tintagel and contemporary of King Arthur, slays an Irish champion and thus wins a wife for King Mark The wife is Iseult the Fair, princess from Ireland Tristan is sent to Ireland to claim Iseult and bring her back to Tintagel Iseult s maid concocts a love philtre that would bind Iseult and Mark to eternal love when drunk from the same cup On the trip back to Cornwall, Tristan and Iseult inadvertently drink the philtre instead, uniting them in an undying love The story thereafter revolves around the difficulty of loving while married to someone else, as Mark and Iseult become husband and wife, and court values meant that they could never consummate their love while Iseult was married And what would happen if Tristan also married Bedier pieced the story together from different versions of the story, including several independent short stories that were not part of a larger text Scholars seem to divide story sources into two different traditions the courtly tradition, and a common tradition which is less courtly and perhaps older and was favored by Bedier Written versions popped up in different locations in the late 12th century in England, Ireland and Continental Europe, but there are versions of the story as far away as Persia almost at the same time As an anthropologist I will bet the story is older much older perhaps as old as the Bronze Age which in Europe is coincident with the spread of Indo European languages and their diversification And I would not be surprised to hear the story is even older than that What also seems certain is that the story struck a real chord with Medieval European cultures at about the same time the middle 1100 s.The story is basic a love triangle which collides with the basic tenets of feudalism and chivalry courtly love and loyalty to loved one and the liege relationship Results of the relationship probably depend on cultural expectations In the case of Bedier s version of Tristan and Iseult it resulted in not consummating their love to honor marriage vows and Tristan s feudal obligations to King Mark While Bedier s compilation is thought to favor the common origin, his reconstruction seems from my peasant s perspective to be very courtly.I first ran into the story as an early teenager, reading The Enchanted Cup, a novelization of the story by Dorothy James Roberts Now as an adult it was high time to read something closer to the original s King Mark made peace with Tristan Tristan returned to the castle as of old Tristan slept in the King s chamber with his peers He could come or go, the King thought noof it But who can long keep his love a secret Love alas cannot be hid Ah love It has a mind of its own This was so tragic and bittersweet I saw the movie with James Franco back in the day, and now I feel cheated because this story is so muchThe story of two lovers at the mercy of fate and the gods that contro King Mark made peace with Tristan Tristan returned to the castle as of old Tristan slept in the King s chamber with his peers He could come or go, the King thought noof it But who can long keep his love a secret Love alas cannot be hid Ah love It has a mind of its own This was so tragic and bittersweet I saw the movie with James Franco back in the day, and now I feel cheated because this story is so muchThe story of two lovers at the mercy of fate and the gods that control them Loved it The Queen understood the signal of her friend On the ground she perceived the branch of hazelwood about which the woodbine tightly clung, and thought in her heart So is it with us, friend neither you without me nor I without you {READ EPUB} õ The Romance of Tristan and Iseult ð A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law has inspired artists from Matthew Arnold to Richard Wagner But nowhere has it been retold with greater eloquence and dignity than in Joseph B dier s edition, which weaves several medieval sources into a seamless whole, elegantly translated by Hilaire Belloc and Paul Rosenfeld Want a 12th century romance with a mixture of Adventures tragedy some magic potions a lot of quests that weird concept of honor an outstanding romance that inspired a lot of work that came after it.Bedier is a great storyteller too Since my mother grew up reading medieval novels about King Arthur and his knights of the round table I always had a lot of books on that topic and it takes me to that nostalgic time when she would tell me about it This type of story takes me to a whole dif Want a 12th century romance with a mixture of Adventures tragedy some magic potions a lot of quests that weird concept of honor an outstanding romance that inspired a lot of work that came after it.Bedier is a great storyteller too Since my mother grew up reading medieval novels about King Arthur and his knights of the round table I always had a lot of books on that topic and it takes me to that nostalgic time when she would tell me about it This type of story takes me to a whole different time and place and I really enjoy it myself Nothingto say here, besides a very subjective 5 5 12th century romance with adventures, a magic potion, and a tragic ending Sign me up Review to come