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HNS Guide: King Arthur

I once spoke with the senior fiction editor at a New York publishing house who held the opinion that every decade there is a new dominant interpretation of the Arthurian cycle. In the 1970s, she said, it was Mary Stewart’s trilogy, narrated by Merlin: The…

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