Reading Romance: Literacy, Psychology, and Malory's Morte D'Arthur

Reading Romance: Literacy, Psychology, and Malory's Morte D'Arthur

by Margaret duMais Dumais Svogun
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820445223

ISBN-13: 9780820445229

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur is one of the most enduring achievements of English literary history. This study offers a new interpretation of this seminal version of the Arthurian Romances beginning with recognition of its status as one of the first literary works to be mass produced by the typographic age. Acknowledging that literacy

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Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur is one of the most enduring achievements of English literary history. This study offers a new interpretation of this seminal version of the Arthurian Romances beginning with recognition of its status as one of the first literary works to be mass produced by the typographic age. Acknowledging that literacy revolutionizes the human thought world, and maintaining the validity of exploring the psychological content of traditional literature, a specific psychic preoccupation is identified in Malory’s work: namely, man’s struggle to accommodate the conflicting demands of his divided self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820445229
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Studies in the Humanities, #51
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.20(d)

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