Download or read book Yvain; Or, the Knight with the Lion written by Chrétien de Troyes and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2011-03-15 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This verse translation of Yvain; or, The Knight with the Lion brings to life a fast-paced yet remarkably subtle work often considered to be the masterpiece of the twelfth-century French writer Chrétien de Troyes. The creator of the Arthurian romance as a genre, Chrétien is revealed in this work as a witty, versatile writer who mastered both the soaring flight of emotion and the devastating aside and was as skillful a debater of the finer points of love as he was a describer of battles.