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The once and future king

Persoonlijke en poe͏̈tische herschrijving van de Arthurlegende.
Contains
Title
The once and future king
Author
Terence H. White
Afterword
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Language
English
Publisher
London: HarperVoyager, 2015 | Other editions
858 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780008108588 (paperback)

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Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 6 times in Flemish libraries

Reviews

'The Once and Future King' is gebaseerd op het 15de eeuwse Morte d'Arthur, waarin Malory de middeleeuwse, voornamelijk Franse, Arthur-romances heeft verzameld en in Engels proza vertaald. De hervertelling van White (1906-1964) maakt het verhaal rondom koning Arthur - het ontstaan en uiteenvallen van de ronde tafel, de speurtocht naar de graal, de verboden liefde van Lancelot en Guinevere, de dood van Arthur en de ridders en de ondergang van het koninkrijk ten gevolge van verraad en trouweloosheid - zeer goed leesbaar voor de moderne lezer. Het is algemeen geroemd als een meesterwerk.

About Terence H. White

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Terence Hanbury "Tim" White (29 May 1906 – 17 January 1964) was an English author best known for his Arthurian novels, published together in 1958 as The Once and Future King. One of his most memorable is the first of the series, The Sword in the Stone, published as a stand-alone book in 1938.

Early life

White was born in Bombay, British India, to Garrick Hanbury White, a superintendent in the Indian police, and Constance Edith Southcote Aston. White had a troubled childhood, with an alcoholic father and an emotionally cold mother, and his parents separated when he was 14.

Education and teaching

White went to Cheltenham College in Gloucestershire, a public school, and Queens' College, Cambridge, where he was tutored by the scholar and occasional author L. J. (Leonard) Potts. Potts became a lifelong friend and corres…Read more on Wikipedia