King Arthur

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a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure)


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Comparing Malory and Pyle's versions of the Arthuriad, Couch brings out the difficulties in transition the American author encountered while attempting to impose his values on the story.
The creative power of an oath and its performative impact on the narrative world seem to be evident in Thomas Malory's Arthuriad.
Continuing the verse tradition, he also foreshadowed the prose cycles in his ambition to produce a coherent Arthuriad.
Just as Tolkien's On Fairy-stories essay is the most valuable part of Essays Presented to Charles Williams, so too the most valuable part of Williams and the Arthuriad are the excerpts it contains of a long letter by Williams himself explaining the symbolism in his poems: the 'Lost Letter' of my title.
Also, seeing the excerpts used in Williams and the Arthuriad within their original context highlights what aspects of the work Lewis focused attention upon and what aspects he ignored, misunderstood, or suppressed.
But those first and second layers are, I would say, difficult to tease out, and I doubt that it's possible to combine all four into a coherent whole (though Lewis tries manfully, but I think unsuccessfully, in Williams and the Arthuriad, where he equates Williams's Islam with 'all religions that are afraid of matter and afraid of mystery'; 124).
For all practical purposes, I think the lesson we should take from this and similar glosses is that it's best to think of 'Islam' as it appears in Williams's Arthuriad as a composite fictional religion created to hold up in contrast to his own idealized Christianity, assuming chameleon-like whatever aspect of non-Christianity he needs at the time.
The next chapter, Charles Williams' Arthuriad, introduces the rest of the book which is a study of Williams's cycle of poems.