Publisher: Rodopi Bv Editions (January 1998)
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This learn constitutes the 1st to examine the impressive surge in acclaim for Arthurian literature and artwork within the sleek interval from a extensive diversity of cases of cultural creation. extra novels with Arthurian topics were released because the battle than in any prior interval, and Silk and Potatoes offers unique readings of a few of the main recognized, together with works via Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anthony Burgess, C.J. Cherryh, man Gavriel Kay, Mary Stewart, Jack Vance and T.H. White. as well as analyzing Arthurian fiction (with chapters at the common novel, ancient fiction and technology Fiction), this research examines the main cinematic examples of Arthuriana (Boorman's Excalibur, Bresson's Lancelot du Lac, Rohmer's Perceval Le Gallois and Monthy Python and the Holy Grail). one other bankruptcy is going directly to examine the myriad other kinds of cultural construction according to Arthurian topics; from insects Bunny to Pop tune, from the Camelot of JFK to the British nationwide Lottery. this can be a learn that touches on many points of Arthuriana when constructing attached arguments approximately (on the single hand) the mandatory anachronism of any sleek Arthurian Literature, and (on the opposite) the aesthetic-political implications of this literature's good fortune. the total, while rooted within the scholarly debates at the enduring attraction of King Arthur, is written in an obtainable and wonderful sort. it is going to be of curiosity to scholars and academics of Arthurian literature, movie and pop culture.