Gottfried von Strassburg


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Gottfried von Strassburg

(gôt`frēt fən shträs`bo͝orkh), fl. 13th cent., German poet, also called Godfrey of Strasbourg. He is thought to have been official scribe of Strasbourg, but little is known of him. As author of the Middle High German Tristan (c.1210), he ranks as one of the great medieval German poets and is noted for his fluency and psychological depth. His style, although smooth and artful, is sometimes mannered. Gottfried's Tristan breaks off at the meeting of Tristan with Isolt of the White Hands. The poem was concluded by Ulrich von Türheim and Heinrich von Freiberg. See Tristram and IsoldeTristram and Isolde
, medieval romance. The earliest extant version (incomplete) was written (c.1185) by Thomas of Britain in Anglo-Norman French verse. About 1210, Gottfried von Strassburg wrote in German verse a version based on that of Thomas.
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Bibliography

See translations of Gottfried's Tristan by J. L. Weston (1899) and E. H. Zeydel (1948) and studies by M. S. Balls (1971) and W. T. H. Jackson (1971).

Gottfried von Strassburg

early 13th-century German poet; author of the incomplete epic Tristan and Isolde, the version of the legend that served as the basis of Wagner's opera
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Hatto's translation of the fragments of Thomas in Gottfried von Strassburg. Tristan [Baltimore, MD: Penguin, 1960] 301-53; augmented by the French volume with translation into modern French, edited and commentated by Daniel Lacroix and Philippe Walter, Tristan et Iseut, Les poemes francais.
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