Style in Malory's book of Balin

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Carol Reid Briggs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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James Wimsatt

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to reveal the beginning of Malory's selfconscious artistry as it is exhibited in his book of Balin. I attempt to reveal this through an examination of his prose style, primarily by viewing the changes lie makes in his French source. In the first chapter I define style as not only syntax and the arrangement of words out also narrative structural devices. The second chapter deals with these narrative structural devices. In the third, fourth and fifth chapters I examine the stylistic techniques Malory uses in his narration, description and dialogue. The final chapter looks at "Balin" and its relationship to "The Tale of King Arthur" and the entire Le Morte Darthur.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Malory, Thomas, $c Sir, $d 15th cent. $x Criticism and interpretation
Malory, Thomas, $c Sir, $d 15th cent. $t Balin
Malory, Thomas, $c Sir, $d 15th cent. $t Morte d'Arthur

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