|Reynard the Fox|
|Thomas W. Best|
|Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1983; Series: Twayne's World Authors Series 673|
"I have written the present book as an introduction to the major Reynard poems, which form a definite progression. The Latin Ysengrimus influenced many parts of the French Roman de Renart [Romance of Reynard], out of which the Dutch Van den Vos Reynaerde [Of Reynard the Fox] developed. With further help from the Roman de Renart, Van den Vos Reynaerde was expanded into the Dutch Reinaerts Historie [Reynard's History], which was reworked in Low German as Reynke de Vos [Reynard the Fox]. My book presumes no prior knowledge of medieval beast epics, being descriptive as well as analytical, but it also offers new interpretations. Rather than a summary of previous research, it is a statement of my own opinions, as grounded in previous research." - preface
178 pp., bibliography, index.
|ISBN: 0-8057-6520-4; LCCN: 82-13095; LC: PN690.R5B4 1983; DDC: 809'.9336|