Help wanted: arthurian novels
Ian W. Riddell
iwriddell at charter.net
Fri Sep 19 08:37:16 EDT 2003
And no one seems to have mentioned Susan Cooper's "The Dark is Rising"
sequence, which, if memory serves, has some Arthurian stuff in it.
(That memory lapse tells me it's time to re-read those)
On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 06:10 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
>> No one seems to have mentioned "The Seeing Stone" series which I
>> read but there was a buzz about it for a while
> I've had the first one sitting on my to-be-read shelf for about 18
> now - has anyone read it? Is it worth my getting it down? (The author
> Kevin Crossley-Holland, btw.)
> Otherwise, there are revived Arthurian Merlins (as opposed to the
> variety) in C.S. Lewis's *That Hideous Strength* and Peter Dickinson's
> Weathermonger*, and I suppose one should also mention Mark Twain's
> Connecticut Yankee - though the latter two are rather painful reads for
> paid-up Arthurians. Catherine Fisher's *Corbenic* came up on the list
> a few
> months ago. As for retellings, I was brought up on Roger Lancelyn
> though I expect that would be a bit old-fashioned now (old-fashioned
> in a
> bad way, that is). And I remember enjoying John Steinbeck's attempt -
> Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights* or something like that. But
> nothing beats Malory, IMHO.
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