It has been a while since I have posted here. I have struggled a lot with finding time to sit down and write because I have university and it is very hectic. However, I decided to use my blogging and studying together. This semester I began taking an MA course on Fantasy Literature.
We have been read amazing retellings of classic stories that have influenced literature as whole. These novels have amazing storylines and food-for-thought, which I personally love because it is nice to find texts that make you seen the world differently. Now, here are two of my favorite reads from the semester!
#1 The Once and Future King by T.H. White
An amazing retelling of Sir Thomas Malory’s La Morte D’Arthur. T.H. White’s version of Arthur’s story gives a unique insight on not only Arthurs journey, but on Lancelot and Guinevere’s love story, and the rise and fall of Arthur’s Round Table. The story unravels beautifully with a great amount of serious commentary, as well as humorous portrayals of the characters.
#2 The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headly
An absolutely stunning novel. This book is a re-telling of the epic poem Beowulf and has an incredible twist to its narration. The novel has amazing commentary on womanhood, motherhood, racism, misogyny, and heroism. Headly does an amazing job at giving a new perspective to the epic story and keeps you hooked from the very start. I absolutely would read this again, and again, and again.
These are but a few of the novels I got to read this semester and I’m hoping to do more posts to recommend more texts. I absolutely enjoyed every single bit of these novels and I can only hope you do to.