Fantasy (Required Readings)

40 Bisclaravet (Lay of the Werewolf)

(1170?)

Marie de France

Unusual for her day, Marie de France wrote and published her poetry around the time of the Norman Conquest of England. Here is one of her more famous poems.

Illuminated manuscript image of Marie de France

Marie de France from an illuminated manuscript

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Translated by David R. Slavitt  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA)