T.H. White’s Reinterpretation of Malory’s Le Morte d'Arthur. An Analysis of Shifting Meaning and Unstable Language
|Author: ||Boyle, Louis J.|
Explores the complexities of unstable signification in the Arthurian work of T H White and his source, Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte Darthur". This study demonstrates that the unstable signification so important to Malory's Arthurian world informs White's handling of his own version of the story.
“Boyle analyzes a number of ways in which language provides a hedge against chaos even as it mirrors the instability of the world. He discusses names and the significance of naming at some length, but is particularly acute in his treatment of “forumulaic language.” – Prof. Bernard Beranek, Duquesne University
Table of Contents
Preface by Prof. Bernard Beranek
2. Malory and Interpretation
3. T.H. White, Interpretation and Language