American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Malory, Sir Thomas fl. 1470. English writer of Le Morte d'Arthur, a collection of Arthurian romances adapted from French sources and published by William Caxton in 1485.
- n. English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
“The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis continues, as a single line of Malory is retconned into a brilliant and evocative Arthurian episode.”
“I've seen metalheads who will never forget a line they read in Malory; a construction foreman whose study of literature unexpectedly led him to opera; Christians and atheists alike who discovered centuries of context for their world-views ... the transformations are subtle but profound.”
“Sir Thomas Malory, himself most unknown perhaps of all great writers, did know how; and a cynical person might echo the _I nunc_ of the Roman satirist, and dwell on the futility of doing great things, in reference to the fact that it used to be fashionable, and is still not uncommon, to call Malory a "mere compiler.”
“As a kid I tried to emulate Lovecraft (oops), Jack Vance, Robert Anton Wilson (The Illumintus Trilogy), Mary Renault, and also historical writers such as Malory, Ariosto, and the alliertative translation of Beowulf.”
“Malory," a bright female voice with an English accent answered.”
“Malory" will always mean King Arthur; even though we find older and better origins than the Mabinogian; or write later and worse versions than the "Idylls of the King.”
“Representative texts such as Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur, the Witch World series by Andre Norton and More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon are examined in depth, and the use of archetypes in each is thoroughly explored.”
“So at the back of the book, Housman provided quotes from Malory, so that people could reassure themselves that it all was really in there.”
“The idea of this book is that a disciple of Sir Thomas Malory is continuing the work of his “dear master” by writing [...]”
“I think it was Caxton in his introduction to Malory who said, learn from the good deeds, eschew the bad.”
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