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The Emperor Arthur by Godfrey Edmund Turton
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The Emperor Arthur (edition 1967)

by Godfrey Edmund Turton

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Title:The Emperor Arthur
Authors:Godfrey Edmund Turton
Info:Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1967.
Collections:Read but unowned
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I picked up The Emperor Arthur after some comments in an essay about the portrayal of Guinevere. Unfortunately for my own essay, she barely appears. It's a very interesting text, though: it starts off very dry, and seemingly historical, but there's mysticism and magic in there too. It weaves together a lot of different threads: the story of Pelleas and Ettare, the abduction of Guinevere by Melwas, Gildas, Lancelot and Guinevere, what Lancelot does to Gareth, Mordred, Vivian, Excalibur, Avalon...

I was constantly surprised and amused by the way Turton wove the familiar stories together. Occasionally I was a bit irritated -- for example, by the fact that Nimue and Vivian were two different characters, when Vivian is simply a version of Nimue -- but mostly I rather liked it. It's odd how well it kept my attention, considering I've been scatter-brained even about books I know I like. Not complaining, despite the time given to it that would have been better spent on essay-relevant research. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
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