Lyonnesse


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Lyonnesse

(lī`ənĕs'), once a region W of Cornwall, now sunk beneath the sea more than 40 fathoms deep. The Lyonnesse of Celtic legend, the home of Tristram and of the Lady of Lyones, has been identified with Lothian in Scotland.
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Margot Louis is represented in this collection with one of her last essays, "Erotic Figuration in Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonnesse, Canto 2: The Vanishing Knight and the Drift of Butterflies.
For example, she ignores the Pre-Rapha elite subordination of Arthur and the celebration of inward-turning, lawless passion between Lancelot and Guinevere or Tristram and Iseult; and she reads the recurrent reference to the sea in Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonnesse only as a symptom of imperialism (p.