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The Myth of Morgan la Fey

(Arthurian and Courtly Cultures)

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The sister of King Arthur goes by many names: sorceress, kingmaker, death-wielder, mother, lover, goddess. The Myth of Morgan la Fey reveals her true identity through a comprehensive investigation of the famed enchantress' evolution - or devolution - over the past millennium and its implications for gender relations today. While Western culture consistently seeks to contro ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published April 2nd 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Misty
Oct 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Very well-written, engaging, soundly-researched, and a wonderful distillation of the many forms and manifestations of this intriguing and provocative legend. This book is more smart and stylish than you will often find in a book of medieval scholarship, thus more interesting to read. I greatly enjoyed Perez's discussion of some of the earliest traces of Morgan to be found in Old Irish legends and poetry, and she makes some startling and interesting connections to other traditions as well.

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A fantastic new perspective on a classic tale. Well written and exciting. I think it may be the rare book I read twice because I enjoyed it so much.
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Kristina Pérez is the author of THE MYTH OF MORGAN LA FEY (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She holds a PhD in Medieval Literature from the University of Cambridge.

Her debut YA Fantasy, SWEET BLACK WAVES––a Tristan and Iseult retelling––was published by Imprint/Macmillan on June 5th, 2018. The sequel, WILD SAVAGE STARS was published on August 27th, 2019. The conclusion to the trilogy, BRIGHT RAVEN SKIE
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