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Norse Romance III: Haerra Ivan

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Haerra Ivan (Sir Ivan, the Knight with the Lion) is the first major work of fiction in Swedish, and an important Scandinavian example of Arthurian romance. The translation from the French original was carried out at the request of the German-born Queen Eufemia of Norway, a country with a richer literary culture than Sweden at the time: Haerra Ivan thus brought Continental, ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 7th 1999 by Boydell & Brewer (first published October 7th 1999)
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Joseph F.
May 31, 2015 Joseph F. rated it really liked it
I have read this story in various editions and it is probably my favorite of the Arthurian romances.
I gave this version, which is an English translation of a Swedish work (originally French), 4 stars instead of 5 because, although wonderful, it fell slightly short of other English translations. My favorite is a tie between the original French work by Chretien Des Troyes and the German one by Hartman Von Aue. My next is the shorter Welsh one housed within The Mabinogion. I recommend these a bit m
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