das unveröffentlichte fünfte Buch von "König auf Camelot"
Author: Terence Hanbury White
Category: Arthurian romances
Die Königin von Luft und Dunkelheit : ungekürzte Lesung
A critical study of T.H. White's classic Arthurian tetralogy.
Author: Elisabeth Brewer
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
An analysis of women in The Once and Future King.
Women in The Once and Future King
Author: Kurth Sprague
Publisher: DS Brewer
Category: Literary Criticism
This magical account of King Arthur’s last night on earth, rediscovered in a collection of T. H. White’s papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, spent twenty-six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list following its publication in 1977. While preparing for his final, fatal battle with his bastard son, Mordred, Arthur returns to the Animal Council with Merlyn, where the deliberations center on ways to abolish war. More self-revealing than any other of White’s books, Merlyn shows his mind at work as he agonized over whether to join the fight against Nazi Germany while penning the epic that would become The Once and Future King. The Book of Merlyn has been cited as a major influence by such illustrious writers as Kazuo Ishiguro, J. K. Rowling, Helen Macdonald, Neil Gaiman, and Lev Grossman. “Arriving from beyond the curve of time and apparently from the grave, The Book of Merlyn stirs its own pages, saying, wait: you didn’t get the whole story. . . . It gives us a final glimpse of those two immortal characters, Wart and Merlyn, up close, slo-mo, with a considered and affectionate scrutiny. The book is an elegiac posting from a master storyteller of the twentieth century. Its reissue in our next century is just as welcome as when it first arrived forty years ago. . . . Certainly the moral questions about the military use of force perplex the world still. . . . The efficacy of treaties, the trading of insults among the potentates of the day, the testing of weapons, the weaponizing of trade—these strategies are still front and center. Rather terrifyingly so. We do well to revisit what that old schoolteacher of children, Merlyn, has been trying to point out to us about power and responsibility.” —Gregory Maguire, from the foreword
The Conclusion to The Once and Future King
Author: T. H. White
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Based on medieval Arthurian legends, CliffsNotes on The Once and Future King is a twentieth-century version of young Arthur's quest for the sword Excalibur and his claim to the throne of England. Including many well-known and much-loved episodes with Merlyn, the sorcerer; Morgan La Fay, the witch; and knights jousting and hounds engaged in the hunt, White's novel adds to the lore surrounding the person of King Arthur. This study guide covers all four volumes of The Once and Future King with special emphasis given to the most popular volume, The Sword in the Stone. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players Personal background of the author, T.H. White A critical essay on Arthurian films A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, and websites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Author: Daniel Moran
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Literary Criticism
This remarkable book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the age of Obama. Most Americans believe that this country uniquely protects liberty, that it does so because of its Constitution, and that for this our thanks must go to the Founders, at their Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. F. H. Buckley’s book debunks all these myths. America isn’t the freest country around, according to the think tanks that study these things. And it’s not the Constitution that made it free, since parliamentary regimes are generally freer than presidential ones. Finally, what we think of as the Constitution, with its separation of powers, was not what the Founders had in mind. What they expected was a country in which Congress would dominate the government, and in which the president would play a much smaller role. Sadly, that’s not the government we have today. What we have instead is what Buckley calls Crown government: the rule of an all-powerful president. The country began in a revolt against one king, and today we see the dawn of a new kind of monarchy. What we have is what Founder George Mason called an “elective monarchy,” which he thought would be worse than the real thing. Much of this is irreversible. Constitutional amendments to redress the balance of power are extremely unlikely, and most Americans seem to have accepted, and even welcomed, Crown government. The way back lies through Congress, and Buckley suggests feasible reforms that it might adopt, to regain the authority and respect it has squandered.
The Rise of Crown Government in America
Author: F. H. Buckley
Publisher: Encounter Books
Category: Political Science
The quest to cover the secrets of the legendary King Arthur, as seen on The Travel Channel The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardrey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Arthur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an Englishman. He was from Scotland. Finding Arthur chronicles Ardrey's unlikely quest to uncover the secret of Scotland's greatest king and conqueror, which has been hiding in plain sight for centuries. His research began as a simple exploration of a notable Scottish clan, but it quickly became clear that many of the familiar symbols of Arthurian legend—The Round Table, the Sword in the Stone, the Lady of the Lake—are based on very real and still accessible places in the Scottish Highlands.
Author: Adam Ardrey
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Ein buddhistischer Abt, eine Klosterbibliothek und ein 750 Jahre alter Fluch Der Roman ›Meister Li und der Stein des Himmels‹ ist die spannende Fortsetzung von ›Die Brücke der Vögel‹ desselben Autors. Im zweiten Band der Meister-Li-Abenteuer erwarten den Leser wiederum märchenhafte Schönheit und sinnliche Freuden. Eine wunderbare Geschichte – berauschend und faszinierend. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
Author: Barry Hughart
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Jon Whitcroft hat es nicht leicht. Seine Mutter und ihr neuer Freund haben ihn auf ein Internat nach Salisbury geschickt: strömender Regen, dunkle Gemäuer und fremde Gesichter bestimmen seine Tage. Damit nicht genug! In der sechsten Nacht erscheinen urplötzlich drei Geister unter seinem Zimmerfenster und starren zu ihm hinauf. Zum Glück gibt es jemanden in Salisbury, der sich mit Geistern auskennt. Cornelia Funkes Bestseller "Geisterritter" in neuer Ausstattung.
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction