A Medieval Oedipus Legend
Von Aue, Hartmann
Zeydel, Edwin H.
Morgan, Bayard Quincy
Originally published in 1955, this rendering in rhyming couplets was the first English translation to appear of the medieval Oedipus legend of Gregorius, made known to readers by Thomas Mann in his novel "The Holy Sinner" (1951). The introduction situates Hartmann's poem in the pantheon of Gregorius legends by writers from Sophocles to Mann.
KeywordsPoetry; German Studies; Literature
PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
Publication date and placeChapel Hill, 1955
SeriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures, 14
Literature: history & criticism