Help wanted: arthurian novels
rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Sep 22 20:33:49 EDT 2003
>My excuse for petering out before finishing the trilogy the first time
>around is - I'm not that mad for Arthur. Also, it has Lancelot as a
>character, and my understanding is that Lancelot was a late addition in
>the folkloric tradition, and I'm picky like that. But I don't think that
>should stop any other reader.
Interesting definition of "late". Lancelot is a central figure in the
romances of Chretien de Troyes (c1170). Since Malory was based in part in
Chretien, and most retellings are based on Malory, it seems a little odd to
decide Lancelot isn't canonical.
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