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The Resource The King Arthur myth in modern American literature, by Andrew E. Mathis

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

Label
The King Arthur myth in modern American literature
Title
The King Arthur myth in modern American literature
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew E. Mathis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In American fiction, two forms of the Arthurian myth are commonly found: that used for political reasons, and that which continues an aesthetic tradition tracable to the earliest use of the Arthurian cycle by writers in the British Isles." "This work traces the use of the legend from Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to Donald Barthelme's novel The King. It discusses how Twain used the myth to take a stand against England, how it served cultural and aesthetic purposes in John Steinbeck's writing, how Raymond Chandler used it in complex texts with less obvious Arthurian allusions that carried strong cultural and even political associations, how John Gardner used aspects of the myth to embellish already existing narrative structures and to underscore philosophic debates, and how Donald Barthelme demonstrates the continuing interest of American writers in the Arthurian legend today." "Also discussed is the effect World War II on American literature and the Arthurian myth and the Camelot image surrounding the Kennedys."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Mathis, Andrew E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Arthurian romances
  • American fiction
  • Medievalism
  • Medievalism
  • Arthurian romances
  • American fiction
  • Knights and knighthood in literature
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • Middle Ages in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Arthur
  • Twain, Mark
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Chandler, Raymond
Label
The King Arthur myth in modern American literature, by Andrew E. Mathis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-151) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Mark Twain.
  • p. 7
  • II.
  • Steinbeck's Early Novels.
  • p. 25
  • III.
  • Raymond Chandler.
  • p. 43
  • IV.
  • Writers in World War II.
  • p. 60
  • V.
  • Steinbeck's Later Works.
  • p. 78
  • VI.
  • John Gardner.
  • p. 106
  • VII.
  • Donald Barthelme, et al.
  • p. 122
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 139
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 145
  • Index.
  • p. 153
Control code
982001044620
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 158 p.
Isbn
9780786411719
Lccn
2001044620
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The King Arthur myth in modern American literature, by Andrew E. Mathis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-151) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • I.
  • Mark Twain.
  • p. 7
  • II.
  • Steinbeck's Early Novels.
  • p. 25
  • III.
  • Raymond Chandler.
  • p. 43
  • IV.
  • Writers in World War II.
  • p. 60
  • V.
  • Steinbeck's Later Works.
  • p. 78
  • VI.
  • John Gardner.
  • p. 106
  • VII.
  • Donald Barthelme, et al.
  • p. 122
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 139
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 145
  • Index.
  • p. 153
Control code
982001044620
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 158 p.
Isbn
9780786411719
Lccn
2001044620
Other physical details
ill.

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