Literature: Post 1960

Much of the Arthurian literature written since the publication of The Once and Future King has sought to find a niche in a crowded market by presenting the characters and events differently, or telling the story from a different point of view.  Some authors have sought to put the legend into a more realistic historical setting (Jack Whyte: The Camulod Chronicles).  Others have painted a character in a very different light, such as portraying Mordred as an honorable man trapped by circumstances (The Book of Mordred: Vivian Van Velde; I Am Mordred: Nancy Springer).  Others, like Marion Zimmer Bradley told the story from a different perspective, which in her case told the legend from the point of view of the main female characters (The Mists of Avalon).

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