Publisher: D.S.Brewer (November 8, 2001)
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The Arthurian legends have had a massive and enduring attraction in the USA, influencing either America's personal mythologies and its literature, movie, social historical past, and pop culture. this can be the 1st full-length research to concentration completely on American re-interpretations of Arthuriana, and it deals special remedies of significant authors normally linked to the legends, together with Mark Twain, Edwin Arlington Robinson, T.S. Eliot, and John Steinbeck; it additionally explores the real use of Arthurian fabric through authors now not often thought of in an Arthurian context, and by way of lesser-known writers. one of the subject matters addressed within the chronological survey are the beginnings of yankee Arthurian literature and the various reactions to Tennyson; satire and parody; the moralising of knighthood and the advance of a physique of didactic literature for kids; and the reinterpretations of Arthurian culture within the works of latest writers resembling Walker Percy and John Updike. A concluding bankruptcy analyses Arthurian subject matters in American renowned fiction and movie and demonstrates the level to which the Arthurian culture has inspired American pop culture. the amount is finished with a complete bibliography.ALAN LUPACK is Curator of the Rossell wish Robbins Library on the college of Rochester; BARBARA TEPA LUPACKis former educational Dean at SUNY and Fulbright Professor of yankee Literature in Poland and France.