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Griffin C.
2016
June
Excalibur and medievalism in Anthony Burgess' Any Old Iron
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2016 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. In his 1989 novel Any Old Iron, Anthony Burgess tackles the history-myth nexus through the prism of the story of Excalibur. Less interested in its veracity than in the ways in which myth is appropriated and made to function as history, the novel engages in a neomedieval revision not of the myth or symbol, but of the process by which humans narrate history based on fragments and ghosts from history. This essay examines some of the strategies used by Burgess to critique those processes.
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10.1057/pmed.2016.12
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