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[ Pdf The Once and Future King ä books-about-books PDF ] by T.H. White ↠´ TH White S Masterful Retelling Of The Arthurian Legend Is An Abiding Classic Here All Five Volumes That Make Up The Story Are Published In One Volume, As White Himself Always Wished Exquisite Comedy Offsets The Tragedy Of Arthur S Personal Doom As White Brings To Life The Major British Epic Of All Time With Brilliance, Grandeur, Warmth And Charm I carried a quote from this book around in my purse for decades In my original version of the book, it is on page 111 and begins, The best thing for being sad, replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, is to learn something That s the only thing that never fails You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds There is only one thing for it then to learn Learn why the world wags and what wags it That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting Learning is the only thing for you Look what a lot of things there are to learn Another q In case anyone is wondering I picked this book up for a re read because of one throwaway line inWhy Be Happy When You Could Be NormalI haven t read this since high school, but I remember loving it almost giddily as a tween Since it s a big monster of a book, I took a steak knife to it, as I often do, and cut it in half so I could carry it about and read it on the subway without breaking my back Here s the new cover I put on my DIY d vol 2, from Vice magazine I find it creepy rather fitting Anyway, I have been reading this for days and days and days and days and days exactly a month, it turns out thanks for keeping track, Goodreads , which is about four times longer than it takes me to read most books I m not at all sorry to have spent so long with it, as this book encompasses multitudes, and was just consistently enthralling the whole time I remembered it only sketchily from high They made me see that the world was beautiful if you were beautiful, and that you couldn t get unless you gave And you had to give without wanting to getT.
H White, The Once and Future KingI loved it and my two brats 11 13 absolutely enjoyed it, even if many of the jokes, the funky anachronistic blending of the Medieval with the Modern, might have floated a bit over their tiny wee heads.
Anyway, I think White perfectly captured the magic, power, fears and the joy of both youth and myth with this retelling of early Arthurian legend White s theme of power and justice Might Makes Right seem to perfectly capture the political Zeitgiest of now Perhaps, White like Merlin was just writing through time backwards and wanted to capture the queer contradictions of Imperial Democracy in the global 21st century, but wanted to write it in the 1930s so Disney wou From Geoffrey of Monmouth 1 to Thomas Malory 2 to Alfred Lord Tennyson 3 to T.
H White 4 to Lerner Lowe 5 1 Historia Regum Britanniae History of the Kings of Britain , 1130s 2 La Morte d Arthur, 14853 Idylls of the King, 1859 854 The Once and Future King, 1938 415 Camelot, 1960 Broadway The big time 1 See here for the association of the musical Camelot with the Kennedy Administration.
2 Here s an extended quote from the first page of the book, to indicate the flavor don t confuse with Harry Potter, this was written in 1938 On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays it was Court Hand and Summulae Logicales, while the rest of the week it was the Organon, Repetition and Astrology The governess was always getting muddled with 3.
5 Stars Way back when, I took a college class in Arthurian literature This book was not included in the course which had us read just about everything else written about the legendary king By the end of the semester I was sick of King Arthur, the round table, the Holy Grail and knights in general as a consequence, I didn t bother reading this book until now Before I finally picked it up I assumed it would be something like Camelot a crappy musical I heard Lerner and Lowe based the musical on the book They did, but it is a loose adaptation.
This book is divided up into 4 shorter books Merlyn is in the first two He isn t in rest The book suffers for it Merlyn, a wizard who ages backwards from the far distant future is a hoot He s the heart, soul and humorous c For the time being, this will be a provisional review on the Liber Primus , a.
a The Sword in the Stone The Once and Future King is, obviously, a modern variation on the Arthurian cycle Allegedly, T H White s main source was Sir Thomas Malory s Le Morte d Arthur However, while Malory starts his hefty book with the story of Uther and Igraine, White hardly mentions Arthur s true parents Moreover, while Malory sweeps away Arthur s youth in less than ten pages and a couple of short chapters I,3 7 , T H White stretches this indefinite period into a full novel ofthan 200 pages The segment about the sword drawn from the stone is only retold beautifully and emotionally at the very end of White s novel.
The bulk of The Sword in the Stone is an episodic narrative that consists of a series of adventures and consider
H White s eccentric and unique style of portraying the character of King Arthur as a child In fact I believe The Sword in the Stone is the deepest depiction of the childhood Arthur I have read as many other stories gloss over this Yet it is important to understand Arthur s beginnings in order to understand his growth of character and this firstly sets T.
White s work apart from the other tales about Arthur.
White s use of humor and his linking of the myth to the present w Seriously, how do you review the pinnacle of all fantasy You can argue with me, but that, in my opinion, is what The Once and Future King is Sure, the evil enchantresses are stout and grumpy, the magical castles are made out of food, the lily maids are fat and of a certain age, and the knights in shining armor refer to one another as old chap s Oh and did I mention that King Arthur s nickname is the Wart Somehow, T.
H White takes the legend, undresses it, and gives it a new kind of dignity Fantastical happenstance takes secondary place to human emotions and actions, noble, selfish, and ridiculous And the narrator himself always lurks somewhere, hastening to explain himself when it seems necessary, or simply describe the king of the fishes as rather American looking, like Uncle Sam To some the novel subdivided into four books may seem big and slow moving But it is not a book to read in Five stars All the stars This is the best book I have ever read My other 5 star ratings pale in comparison to this big wonder of a book My Goodreads rating system needs revision Hors categorie.
A fantasy classic It s so muchthan that It s about everything that matters in life, told in the warm voice of a brilliant and gifted author He has struck a chord within me that will keep on trembling forever Humor, adventure, suspense, tragedy, poetry, romance, philosophy, history, faith, sociology, tradition, fantasy, the list goes on and on It contains everything.
A page turner More than 600 pages Not to worry By the time you re done with them it will have felt like 600 days do after they are over Short But not too short , for they will have left a mark.
This book is a friend Possibly, probably, for life I love him first page to last, an