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[BOOKS] ✰ The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights ✺ John Steinbeck – Viagraonl1ne.us

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights Synopsis Steinbeck S First Posthumously Published Work, The Acts Of King Arthur And His Noble Knights Is A Reinterpretation Of Tales From Malory S Morte D Arthur In This Highly Successful Attempt To Render Malory Into Modern English, Steinbeck Recreated The Rhythm And Tone Of The Original Middle English.

[BOOKS] ✰ The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights  ✺ John Steinbeck – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 10 February 2017
  • 0141186305

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  1. says:

    One doesn t associate John Steinbeck with fantasy literature and yet here it is, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck Go figure It s all here, the rags to riches story of how Arthur ascended to the throne, the many deeds of his knights, the magic of Merlin and Morgan Le Fay.His translation of Thomas Malory s version of the Arthurian legend is almost strangely faithful, seldom veering from that 15th century work in order to modernize the language enough for today s re One doesn t associate John Steinbeck with fantasy literature and yet here it is, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck Go figure It s all here, the rags to riches story of how Arthur ascended to the throne, the many deeds of his knights, the magic of Merlin and Morgan Le Fay.His translation of Thomas Malory s version of the Arthurian legend is almost strangely faithful, seldom veering from that 15th century work in order to modernize the language enough for today s reader And it is immensely readable ...


  2. says:

    Is it wrong that this was the first book by Steinbeck that I ve read Certainly it is the kind of book one probably wouldn t have even expected this author to have written Known for his brooding meditations on the harsh life of the American experience in the mid 20th century, a translation re working of Malory s stories about King Arthur and his knights certainly don t seem like an obvious fit for Steinbeck Reading through the letters written by the author himself in the appendix to this volum Is it wrong that this was the first book by Steinbeck that I ve read Certainly it is the kind of book one probably wouldn t have even expected this author to have written Known for his brooding meditations on the harsh life of the American experience in the mid 20th century, a translation re working of Malory s stories about King Arthur and his knights certainly don t seem like an obvious fit for Steinbeck Reading through the letters written by the author himself in the appendix to this volume, however, makes it abundantly clear that the project was one that was near and dear to the author s heart, into which he poured a significant amount of time effort, and which he himself saw as possibly...


  3. says:

    I reread this for my dissertation, but also because I ve wanted to for a while now, to see if I still loved it as much and I don t, I love itI still mourn for the book it could have been if Steinbeck had finished it, if he d edited it to be acoherent whole The first few sections are well written enough, but it s later in the stories that ...


  4. says:

    I didn t choose to read this book becase I have any particular interest in Arthurian legend Indeed, until I read this book, almost all of what I knew about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table came from these two films and Rather, I decided to read John Steinbeck s take on Thomas Malory s Le Morte D Arthur because of my ambition to be a Steinbeck completist it s Steinbeck and his writing that interest me, not folklore From reading Jay Parini s biography of Steinbeck and Steinbeck s I didn t choose to read this book becase I have any particular interest in Arthurian legend Indeed, until I read this book, almost all of what I knew about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table came from these two films and Rather, I decided to read John Steinbeck s take on Thomas Malory s Le Morte D Arthur because of my ambition to be a Steinbeck completist it s Steinbeck and his writing that interest me, not folklore From reading Jay Parini s biography of Steinbeck and Steinbeck s collected letters Steinbeck A Life in Letters I knew that Steinbeck s love of Malory s work dated from his childhood I also knew how passionate he was about this parti...


  5. says:

    Steinbeck s Arthur novel was never completed, and never even properly edited by him I enjoyed it very much as it is I do wish it d been finished, and edited, and madeconsistent If I rated without considering that, I d rate it at least one star less The introduction, claiming that it isn t changed substantially from Malory, isn t true there s a lot of humanising going on, and some additional humour If I held Steinbeck to that, too, he d probably lose a star.As it is, though, bearing Steinbeck s Arthur novel was never completed, and never even properly edited by him I enjoyed it very much as it is I do wish it d been finished, and edited, and madeconsistent If I rated without considering that, I d rate it at least one star less The introduction, claiming that it isn t changed substantially from Malory, isn t true there s a lot of humanising going on, and some additional humour If I held Steinbeck to that, too, he d probably lose a star.As it is, though, bearing these things in mind, he gets all the stars I really enjoyed reading his version, particularly after the first few tales it felt like, after a while, he felt his way into it, and some of the letters of his included at the end suggest that that s just how it felt to him, which is nice to know There s a sort of tenderne...


  6. says:

    This is a tough one to rate The story is great but basically it s just a retelling of Morte d Arthurs tale I was expecting the story from a different angle told in Stienbecks unique style so I was left disappointed I ve read so many versions that this time I think I just became overwhelmed with all the knights, damsels and cleaving of helms I was actually having a hard time taking it serious and at some points I couldn t help but picturing scenes from Monty Pythons, Holy Grail Every time a This is a tough one to rate The story is great but basically it s just a retelling of Mort...


  7. says:

    From a Steinbeck letter dated July 7, 1958 There is only one complete Morte d Arthur in existence and that is the Caxton first edition which is in the Morgan Library in New York There is the earlier manuscript at Winchester College in England that by misfortune of lacking eight sheets at the end might be the one unimpeachable source This then is my basic material for translation Steinbeck loved this project and put three years into it A direct quote from Wiki Steinbeck took a livin From a Steinbeck letter dated July 7, 1958 There is only one complete Morte d Arthur in existence and that is the Caxton first edition which is in the Morgan Library in New...


  8. says:

    I have become enchanted by Arthurian mythology as of late because of this silly little British TV show called Merlin The show is a family friendly retelling of the King Arthur legends, but with teenage young adult characters It s quite ridiculous and cheesy most of the time but oddly addicting So, I decided to do my research and read some of the original legends I picked up this thank you, Thalia first This book holds a collection of stories ranging from the life and death of Merlin, th I have become...


  9. says:

    3.75 I enjoyed this book so much when I was about eleven years old but upon rereading it, the same feeling just wasn t there The only chapter that I can truly say that I enjoyed was the last segment about Lancelot I found that the other parts just didn t really do it for me If you don t like long chapters, you may want to shy away from readi...


  10. says:

    He found his stride with Lancelot, as my edition which I can t find made plain by inclusion of his author s notes letters, mostly, about his encounter with the story I did pore over this, novel and notes The early tales are skeletal, as if uncertain to depart from mere translation of Ma...

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