Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur is one of the most enduring achievements of English literary history. This study offers a new interpretation of this seminal version of the Arthurian Romances beginning with recognition of its status as one of the first literary works to be mass produced by the typographic age. Ackwledging that literacy revolutionizes the human thought world, and maintaining the validity of exploring the psychological content of traditional literature, a specific psychic preoccupation is identified in Malory's work: namely, man's struggle to accommodate the conflicting demands of his divided self.
The Author: Margaret duMais Svogun is Associate Professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Margaret duMais Svogun
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
Studies in the Humanities Literature - Politics - Society