Peter Field, Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor, is a distinguished Arthurian scholar (and vice-president of the International Arthurian Society) whose work has focused particularly on Malory's ‘Morte Darthur’. This special interest is reflected by the contributors to this volume, but a wide variety of other Arthurian and associated material is also covered in the twenty-seven studies. The chapters range over the whole field of Arthurian vernacular texts and include new studies of early French and German texts as well as an analysis of the impact of Arthurian materials on Galician-Portuguese poetry. Many provide new insights into Malory's text and sources, and these culminate in reflections on Malory's impact on one later American reader, Mark Twain. Collectively the chapters on Malory substantiate the claim that Malory is a keen and critical reader of his source texts, and that he is a powerful stylist. Contributors BRIAN ALLEN, ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD, FANNI BOGDANOW, DEREK S. BREWER, GEOFFREY BROMILEY, HELEN COOPER, JANET M, COWEN, ROSALIND FIELD, LINDA GOWANS, DOUGLAS GRAY, PHILLIPA HARDMAN, AMELIA HUTCHINSON, EDWARD D. KENNEDY, ELSPETH M. KENNEDY, NORRIS J. LACY, MARGARET LOCHERBIE-CAMERON, ROGER MIDDLETON, DAVID MILLS, MALDWYN MILLS, YUJI NAKAO, SHUNICHI NOGUCHI, RALPH NORRIS, AD PUTTER, RALUCA RADULESCU, FRANCOISE LE SAUX, JANE TAYLOR, NEIL E. THOMAS, KEVIN S. WHETTER, ANDREA WILLIAMS.
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