192 pp., 6 x 9, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9273-2
Published: January 2001
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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies
Shepard reveals Tristan's amatory poetry to be mannerist and his heroic and religious poetry to be baroque. Many poems, however, contain elements of both styles. This supports Frank J. Warnke's theory that Baroque is the period style, with mannerism and baroque being two aspects of the period. Shepard also uncovers a baroque dompté style--the toned-down baroque that Helmut Hatzfeld and others argue characterized French classicism--in some of Tristan's heroic and religious poetry.