The Arthurian Revival: Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

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Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century, explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing event, and has become multivalent, multinational, and multimedia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Skirmishes at the Periphery: Edward Howard, Eglinton, and Aristocratic Chivalry in Metropolitan Magazine 3
2 Allegory and Comedy in Bulwer-Lytton's King Arthur 31
3 Teasing the King 52
4 William Morris: Arthurian Innovator 75
5 "The True and the False": Tennyson's Idylls of the King and the Visual Arts 97
6 Sir Noel Paton and the Grail Quest: The Arthurian Mythos as Christian Art 115
7 Art's Moral Mission: Reading G.F. Watts's Sir Galahad 132
8 American Arthurian Authors: A Declaration of Independence 155
9 From Romance to Ritual: Wolfram, Arthur, and Wagner's Parsifal 174
10 Toward the Condition of (Absolute) Music: Edward A. MacDowell and the Arthurian Twilight 191
11 Rutland Boughton's Arthurian Cycle 205
12 The First and Last Love: Morgan le Fay and Arthur 230
13 The Broken Quest: The "Perceval" Romances of Chretien de Troyes and Eric Rohmer 248
14 Decapitation and Deconstruction: The Body of the Hero in Robert Bresson's Lancelot du Lac 266
15 Whom Does the Grail Serve? Wagner, Spielberg, and the Issue of Jewish Appropriation 283
Contributors 298
Index 301
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