Arthurian Literature XXIII

October 2006
4 black and white illustrations
188 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9781843840978
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
BIC DS, 1D, 2AB, 3H

Arthurian Literature XXIII

Edited by Keith Busby, Roger Dalrymple

The most recent research in matters Arthurian, by leading scholars in the field.
The essays in this latest volume have a particularly strong focus on English material; they include explorations of Malory's presentation of Sir Dinadan, the connections between ballads and popular romance, and, moving beyond the medieval period, Thomas Love Peacock's The Misfortunes of Elphin. They are complemented by articles on French sources [L'Atre perilleux, the Queste del Saint Graal, and the Perlesvaus], and with an overview of the idea of cowardice and Arthurian narrative.Contributors: ANDREW LYNCH, P. J. C. FIELD, JOYCE COLEMAN, D. THOMAS HANKS JR, RALUCA L. RADULESCU, MARGARET ROBSON, MARTIN CONNOLLY, NORRIS J. LACY, FANNI BOGDANOW, TONY GRAND, ROBERT GOSSEDGE

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Table of Contents

Beyond Shame: Chivalric Cowardice and Arthurian Narrative - Andrew Lynch
Malory's Forty Knights - Peter J.C. Field
Fooling with Language: Sir Dinadan in Malory's Morte Darthur - Joyce Coleman
William Caxton, Wynkyn de Worde and the Editing of Malory's Morte Darthur - D Thomas Hanks Jr
Ballard and Popular Romance in the Percy Folio - Raluca Radulescu
Local Hero: Gawain and the Politics of Arthurianism - Margaret Robson
Promise-postponement Device in The Awntyrs off Arthure: a Possible Narrative Model - Martin Connolly
L'Atre perilleux and the Erasure of Identity - Norris J Lacy
The Theme of the Handsome Coward in the Post-Vulgate Queste del Saint Graal - Fanni Bogdanow
A Time of Gifts? Jean de Nesle, William A. Nitze and the Perlesvaus - Tony Grand
Thomas Love Peacock's The Misfortunes of Elphin and the Romantic Arthur - Robert Gossedge


A work of considerable balance and interest. [...] There is an article to suit every specialist taste, yet each one is written with a clarity that will make it a tantalizing introduction to scholars new to any individual field. MEDIUM AEVUM

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