Examines the contemporary retellings of the old Welsh stories and
explores the way they treat the deepest and most urgent of all human
needs<-->the need to belong. Includes discussion of fantasy novels
by authors such as Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner,
and Stephen Lawhead. Arthurian literature and films are also
reviewed in a discussion of the Celtic notion of the hero and its
importance on a personal level for the individual reader.
Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.