Arthurian Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia

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Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin
ABC-CLIO, 2008 - 401 páginas
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King Arthur is perhaps the central figure of the medieval world, and the lore of Camelot has captivated literary imaginations from the Middle Ages to the present. Included in this volume are extended entries on more than 30 writers who incorporate Arthurian legend in their works. Arranged chronologically, the entries trace the pervasive influence of Arthurian lore on world literature across time. Entries are written by expert contributors and discuss such writers as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, and Margaret Atwood. Each entry provides biographical information, a discussion of the author's use of Arthurian legend and contribution to the Arthurian literary tradition, and a bibliography of primary and secondary material. The volume begins with an introductory overview and concludes with suggestions for further reading.

The central figure of the medieval world, King Arthur has captivated literary imaginations from the Middle Ages to the present. This book includes extended entries on more than 30 writers in the Arthurian tradition. Arranged chronologically and written by expert contributors, the entries trace the pervasive influence of Arthurian legend from the Middle Ages to the present.

Each entry provides biographical information, a discussion of the writer's use of Arthurian legend and contribution to the Arthurian literary tradition, and a bibliography of primary and secondary material. The volume begins with an introductory overview and closes with a discussion of Arthurian lore in art, along with suggestions for further reading. Students will gain a better understanding of the Middle Ages and the lasting significance of the medieval world on contemporary culture.

 

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Gildas c 490570
1
Bede c 673May 25 735
7
Nennius c early ninth century
16
Wace Robert? c 11001183
23
Geoffrey of Monmouth c 1100c 1155
30
Chrétien de Troyes c 11251191
37
Layamon fl c 11851225
45
Hartmann von Aue c 11601165c 12101220
58
Alfred Lord Tennyson August 6 1809October 6 1892
200
Mark Twain November 30 1835April 21 1910
218
Edwin Arlington Robinson December 22 1869April 6 1935
230
Thomas Stearns Eliot September 26 1888January 4 1965
241
Clive Staples Lewis November 29 1898November 22 1963
249
John Steinbeck February 27 1902December 20 1968
265
Terence Hanbury White May 29 1906January 17 1964
276
Walker Percy May 28 1916May 10 1990
288

Wolfram von Eschenbach fl c 1200d c 1216
70
Jehan Froissart c 1337c 1410
81
The GawainPoet fl c 13501400
90
Giovanni Boccaccio c June 1313December 21 1375
110
Geoffrey Chaucer c 13401400
120
Sir Thomas Malory c 1400March 14 1471
128
Edmund Spenser c 1552January 13 1599
138
Thomas Heywood c 1573August 16 1641
146
John Dryden August 9 1631May 1 1700
154
Matthew Arnold December 24 1822April 15 1888
165
William Morris March 24 1834October 3 1896
175
Algernon Charles Swinburne April 5 1837April 10 1909
185
Mary Stewart September 17 1916
301
Rosemary Sutcliff December 14 1920July 22 1992
311
Thomas Berger July 20 1924
323
Marion Zimmer Bradley June 3 1930September 25 1999
334
Persia Woolley November 8 1935
351
Margaret Eleanor Atwood November 18 1939
357
Arthurian Art
364
Selected Readings
379
Index
393
About the Editors and Contributors
399
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Laura Cooner Lambdin is a Lecturer in Management at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. With Robert Thomas Lambdin, she has published Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature (2000), Chaucer's Pilgrims (1996), A Companion to Jane Austen Studies (2000), A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature (2002), and Camelot in the Nineteenth Century (2000), all available from Greenwood Press.

Robert Thomas Lambdin teaches in the Management Department at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. With Laura Cooner Lambdin, he has published Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature (2000), Chaucer's Pilgrims (1996), A Companion to Jane Austen Studies (2000), A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature (2002), and Camelot in the Nineteenth Century (2000), all available from Greenwood Press.

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