Sunday, October 14, 2012
French List: La Chanson de Roland
What it's about in a nutshell: Basically, there is a battle. Roland is the famous hero. Some people think it's based on an actual battle from way back in the day. It is also told in poem form because as I said above it most likely was once sung.
Why you should read it: It is the definitely of an epic poem. Seriously. Plus, it is really detailed with battle scenes and how people die and super entertaining. Which I was surprised by because it's so old. So I thought it would have been dryer, or something. I know for a fact that this can be found translated into English too! (and for the record, I had to read a "translated" version too! Because the original text is in old French, which is super different from modern French and thus hard to understand unless you study old French!)