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Author Mathis, Andrew E., 1969-

Title The King Arthur myth in modern American literature / by Andrew E. Mathis.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.5209351 M426k 2002    ---  Available
Description ix, 158 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-151) and index.
Contents Mark Twain -- Steinbeck's Early Novels -- Raymond Chandler -- Writers in World War II -- Steinbeck's Later Works -- John Gardner -- Donald Barthelme, et al.
Summary Mathis (English, Temple U.) examines the use of Arthurian legend in modern American writing. Coverage includes, for example, how Mark Twain used the myth for political reasons in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, how the legend served cultural and aesthetic purposes in the writing of John Steinbeck, and how it continues in the writings of contemporary novelist Donald Barthelme.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Arthurian romances -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Arthurian romances -- Appreciation.
Medievalism -- English-speaking countries.
American fiction -- English influences.
Knights and knighthood in literature.
Kings and rulers in literature.
Great Britain -- In literature.
Middle Ages in literature.
ISBN 0786411716 (alk. paper)
9780786411719 (alk. paper)
Standard No. UKM bA228521

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