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Malory's Morte Darthur : remaking Arthurian tradition

Author: Catherine Batt
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This study explores how Malory's Morte Darthur responds to available literary vernacular Arthurian traditions - the French defined as theoretical in impulse, the English as performative and experimental. Negotiating these influences, Malory transforms constructions of masculine heroism, especially in the presentation of Lancelot, and exposes the tensions and disillusions of the Arthurian project. The Morte  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Malory, Sir; Thomas Malory, Sir; Thomas Malory, Sir; Malory, Sir Thomas; Thomas Malory
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Batt
ISBN: 0312229984 9780312229986
OCLC Number: 48083988
Description: xxiii, 264 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Structures and Traditions --
Desire, History, Violence: Merlin's Narratives --
Narrative Form and Heroic Expectation: The Tale of Arthur and Lucius, The Noble Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake, and The Tale of Sir Gareth of Orkney --
Setting Limits: Textual Parameters and Sites of Resistance in The Book of Sir Tristram --
Spiritual Community, Gender, and Fatherhood in The Tale of the Sankgreal --
Displaced Persons: Readers, Love, Death, and Commemoration.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave (Firm))
Other Titles: Morte Darthur
Responsibility: Catherine Batt.
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"This study explores how Malory's Morte Darthur responds to available literary vernacular Arthurian traditions - the French defined as theoretical in impulse, the English as performative and experimental. Negotiating these influences, Malory transforms constructions of masculine heroism, especially in the presentation of Lancelot, and exposes the tensions and disillusions of the Arthurian project. The Morte poignantly conveys a desire for integrity in narrative and subject-matter, but at the same time tests literary conceptualizations of history, nationalism, gender and selfhood, and considers the failures of social and legal institutionalizations of violence, in a critique of literary form and of social order."--BOOK JACKET.

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