6.27.2005

Modern or feminist takes on Grail Legend?

I'm at the Java House, and a friend who's preparing the syllabus for an undergrad class on The Grail Legend is asking me for any suggestions on a modern or feminist take on it. She's got the old stuff covered and is ordering Malamud's The Natural (who knew?), but needs one more title. She's considering The Once and Future King and The Mists of Avalon, but they're pretty long. She's even flirting with The Da Vinci Code, but is hesitating for obvious quality reasons. Any quick ideas? Are there comic books, graphic novels, something from the past 50 years or so? Any thoughts appreciated.

6 comments:

Tao Lin said...

hmm

try 'the da vinci code,' by dan brown

TLB said...

Forget how long it is--the Mists of Avalon, baby, all the way.

dunkeys said...

maybe that book The DaVinci Code?

Charlemagne said...

If you don't want to try that book by Dan Brown, that, um "Reubens Combination" or whatever its called you should maybe try "Medieval Lives" by Terry Jones. Yes, that Terry Jones from Monty Python. This, however, is not a Grail book, and not a book of fiction. However, it is a book dedicated to dispelling myths about chivilary, grail hunts, damsels in distres, etc etc. Who knew a Monty Python guy was such a scholar as well.

Or you could read any book by Greil Marcus. You know, just to confuse the kids.

Jane said...

how about "da tha cinci vode" by Bran Down?

Brando said...

Might I suggest the oft-overlooked Tarts and Tartans or The Once and Future Moistened Bink.