[COMPLETE] Jaufry the Knight by JB Mary-Lafon-ans

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Post by eggs4ears » January 25th, 2020, 4:35 am

Jaufry the Knight and the Fair Brunissende by Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon (1810 - 1884). Translated by Alfred Elwes (1819 - 1888)

This project is now complete. All files can be downloaded from the catalog page here:https://librivox.org/jaufry-the-knight-and-the-fair-brunissende-by-jean-bernard-mary-lafon/[/color]

Taulat de Rugimon arrives at the court of King Arthur and stabs one of Arthur's knights. Jaufry, a young and ambitious knight, sets of in pursuit to avenge the insult to Arthur's court. After a series of bizarre adventures, Jaufry catches up with Taulat and wins the fair Brunissende. Originally an anonymous medieval verse romance, written in Occitan, Alfred Elwes's 1857 English version is a translation of Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon's French translation, which was published in the previous year. Jaufry was reprinted in the 1970s as the 21st volume in the prestigious Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library. ( Phil Benson)

  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/jaufryknightand00unkngoog/page/n4/mode/2up
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    [*] Project Code: qnovl9pE
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon) : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Bernard_Mary-Lafon

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaufre
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 12
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    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1857
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Genres for the project: Sagas

Keywords that describe the book: chivalry, King Arthur, occitan

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Post by eggs4ears » January 25th, 2020, 4:38 am

Annise will MC and Newgatenovelist will DPL

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Post by annise » January 27th, 2020, 5:11 am

All set up.
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Post by eggs4ears » January 27th, 2020, 3:31 pm

Thank you, Anne. This one is not too long and good fun!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » January 28th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the other thread - I'm here and ready to go on a knightly quest!
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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 2nd, 2020, 1:30 pm

This is great! I had my doubts when the preface said that the prose retained as much of the poetry as possible, but the translator is doing a pretty good job. I don't know this Arthurian legend at all, either, so it's all a learning experience.

Section 1 is PL OK. Section 0 has one PL note (the second one). The other note is up to you, but if you're feeling fancy it's there - or it's just there for future reference.

5.53-5.56, penultimate sentence p. vii
…with the work of Miguel Cervantes.
https://forvo.com/search/Miguel%20de%20Cervantes/
I heard a W in the name Miguel, as in ‘dwell’. It’s generally pronounced gell, as in ‘yell’. As far as I’m aware there aren’t any regional differences...

9.39-9.42, footnote p. x
…killed in 1213 [heard 1218], at the battle of Muret.
Wikipedia says this battle was in 1213, and in this instance I’m going to bow to the collective wisdom of Wikipedia!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 3rd, 2020, 8:05 am

I know life was pretty brutal when this was written, but I'm a bit surprised at how violent some of these knights are!

Chapter 3 is PL OK. Notes for chapter 2:

1.42, bottom half p. 34, omission
[Jaufry spurred readily towards the spot, and cried:]

7.27-7.37, bottom third p. 38, omission
Towards the manor of the dying man [he took his way,] and after some brief space he saw high towers and two squires well armed, who mounted guard before a raised drawbridge.

13.30-13.36, mid-page p. 43, self-correction
…confounded could be the hand that he- confounded be the hand that helmet wrought…

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Post by eggs4ears » February 6th, 2020, 4:32 pm

Thanks Erin!

It will probably be next week before I can do the corrections, so I'm uploading four more chapters - also with a couple of PL notes-to-self that I can't correct right now.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jaufry_04_lafon.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jaufry_05_lafon.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jaufry_06_lafon.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jaufry_07_lafon.mp3

PL notes:

Chapter 5.
7:45 - Then he sped around the hall - I said 'spread'
12:55 - If he hath lied said he [distorted sound]

Chapter 6.
1:38 - the palace - I said 'balace' (why?)
11:07 - Never on him had risen this knightly hand... [distorted sound]

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Post by eggs4ears » February 6th, 2020, 4:36 pm

Newgatenovelist wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 1:30 pm
I had my doubts when the preface said that the prose retained as much of the poetry as possible, but the translator is doing a pretty good job.
That's right! It's a strange style of writing. If you look at it, it looks like prose, but as soon as you start reading aloud it turns into blank verse!

My Librivox life (not to mention the rest of it!) is a bit topsy-turvy at the moment. I was supposed to be in HK for two months from this week - no recording but a lot of editing to finish up. But that was cancelled at the last minute (or delayed till later this year), so perhaps I'll move on to Bambaatse, when we are finished here.

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Post by eggs4ears » February 7th, 2020, 2:17 pm


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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 8th, 2020, 11:25 am

No problem at all - just record or edit what you can when you can. If you decide to launch Bambaatse, just post here so I know.

Section 4 is PL OK. For section 5 there are your notes (to which I've added page numbers for ease of reference) plus one of mine.

7:45 - Then he sped around the hall - I said 'spread', mid-page p. 77

12:55 - If he hath lied said he [distorted sound] mid-page p. 81 (Don’t be too self-conscious – it didn’t sound terribly distorted on my headphones)

16.09-16.04, penultimate para p. 83, self-correction
“May He, the Lord of all and all and of all things…

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 9th, 2020, 7:18 am

Hello fabulous Phil,

One note of my own to add yours for chapter 6.

1:38 - the palace - I said 'balace' (why?) [don’t worry, I’ve invented words too!] second para p. 88

7.19-7.26, first para p. 93, repetition
…and brave, indeed, and brave, indeed, I’ll hold the happy knight who takes it off by force.”

11:07 - Never on him had risen this knightly hand... [distorted sound] [again, I don’t think it’s as bad as it probably sounded to you!]

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Post by eggs4ears » February 9th, 2020, 2:56 pm

Here we go with the last few chapters, ready for PL!

I don't get what the hawk and the crane story in Chapter 10 is about. Makes me think that this book was full of symbolism that I completely missed!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jaufry_09_lafon.mp3 - 16:34
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jaufry_10_lafon.mp3 - 11:36
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/jaufry_11_lafon.mp3 - 7:35

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Post by eggs4ears » February 10th, 2020, 2:23 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 11:25 am
If you decide to launch Bambaatse, just post here so I know.
Yes, I will, but it will be a while before I have files to post. Meanwhile, I have put up another short Lake District read and taken the liberty of nominating you as DPL again. Hope that's okay? Let me know if I posting too much!

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