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The Fall of Camelot

A Study of Tennyson's Idylls of the King

The Fall of Camelot( )
Author: Rosenberg, John D.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Imprint:Belknap Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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Far from being an escapist medieval charade, Rosenberg shows, the Idylls offers an apocalyptic prevision of the nightmare of modern history. Concealed under the exquisitely romantic surface of the verse is a world of obsessive sensuality and collapsing values that culminates in the "last dim weird battle the West." Perhaps the subtlest anatomy of the failure of ideality in our literature, the Idylls is not only about hazards of mistaking illusion for reality; it...
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