Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of the following study has been to consider the consecutive interpretations of the Tristan legend in English literature down to the present century. In order to appreciate their comparative fidelity to the spirit of the lost primitive poem, it was first necessary to examine the metrical romance of Thomas, "who may be said," writes William Henry Schofield, "to represent the highest achievement of any English poet in the twelfth century," along with other derivatives used in the scholarly and poetic reconstruction, made by Joseph Bedier, of that hypothetical original creation.
Johnson, Myrtle M., "The Treatment of the Tristan Legend in English Literature Up to the Twentieth Century" (1933). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 103.