The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend

Alan Lupack / Jan 18, 2020

The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is both a critical history of the Arthurian tradition and a reference guide to Arthurian works names characters symbols and places Seven essays

  • Title: The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
  • Author: Alan Lupack
  • ISBN: 9780199215096
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is both a critical history of the Arthurian tradition and a reference guide to Arthurian works, names, characters, symbols, and places Seven essays offer a comprehensive survey of the legends in all of their manifestations, from their origins in medieval literature to their adaptation in modern literature, arts, film, anThe Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is both a critical history of the Arthurian tradition and a reference guide to Arthurian works, names, characters, symbols, and places Seven essays offer a comprehensive survey of the legends in all of their manifestations, from their origins in medieval literature to their adaptation in modern literature, arts, film, and popular culture It also demonstrates the tremendous continuity of the legends by examining the ways that they have been reinterpreted over the years The indispensable reference on the subject, it also contains encyclopedic entries, bibliographies, and a comprehensive index The extensive chapter by chapter bibliographies, which are subdivided by topic, augment the general bibliography of Arthurian resources Comprehensive in its analysis and hypertextual in its approach, the Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is an essential reference book for Arthurian scholars, medievalists, and for those interested in cultural studies of myth and legend.

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    740 Comments

    1. More for reference than something to read right through. Very useful, pretty thorough listings of Arthuriana from the beginning to very recently, including historical fiction like Bernard Cornwell's trilogy. I checked it on a couple of things other books leave out, and it had them, so I'm pretty impressed.Might be a good place to get recommendations, too. The contents is pretty thorough, should work to narrow it down, and it has a brief introduction to/discussion of pretty much everything it men [...]


    2. Brilliant book on all things Arthur. Can't imagine finding a better book on the topic. But BE WARNED: THE PAPERBACK EDITION HAS VERY TINY 6 POINT TYPE. Buy the hardcover edition if at all possible.



    3. A comprehensive guide to The Matter of Britain from its origins to contemporary works. It covers an immense amount of ground and is enjoyable and informative if somewhat academic in tone.On the down side, the print is extremely small and I needed my reading glasses.


    4. Fantastic reference for anything related to Camelot and Arthur. There are summaries of characters and plots based on alterations in the plots over the years, and tropes or devices (e.g. open-ended promises to ladies, the tension between chivalry and 'courtly love')are highlighted that often explain inexplicable complications of character motivation. The division of subjects makes it easy to jump around, and there's a fantastic glossary of places and names for immediate answers. The bibligraphies [...]


    5. Thorough overview of the Arthur stories from their beginnings to the time of publication. Although probably best as a reference, it can also be read through, as I did, although I skimmed some of the discussion of more modern works that I don't know. The dictionary of people, places and things will be a valuable reference as I continue to read more Arthurian works.


    6. A comprehensive overview of Arthurian works with great discussion of the most influencing literature as well as critical looks at reworkings of the legend, contemporary and old. Thanks to this book, my TBR pile has grown quite a lot.



    7. This book contains just about anything you ever wanted to know about Arthurian related legends and literature. Great reference material and I'd like to own a copy.



    8. Great reference for those who want background on Arthurian literature. A good accompaniment to Gidlow's Reign of Arthur.



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