Boenig's comparison of That Hideous Strength to T.H. White
's The Once and Future King is unconvincing as an argument that Lewis was deliberately responding to and critiquing White (130), but it is worthwhile as a literary analysis of Lewis and White's contrasting takes on Merlin.
(1) T.H. White
, The Once and Future King (New York: G.P.
The story of Galahad, as told by T.H. White
, is sketchy about Galahad's childhood and skips ahead to young adulthood.
The Arthurian legend continued to be retold in the 20th century by writers such as Edwin Arlington Robinson, who wrote an Arthurian trilogy, and T.H. White
, who wrote a series of novels collected as The Once and Future King (1958).
Again in collaboration with Loewe he wrote Gigi (1953, film 1958); My Fair Lady (1956), which had a long and successful run on Broadway and became a film in 1964; and the Broadway musical Camelot (1960), based on T.H. White
's book on King Arthur, The Once and Future King (1958).
But I still see nothing wrong about growing up with T.H. White
's Once and Future King, or relishing Alfred Duggan's heroic vision of the Crusaders at the age of eleven or twelve.
Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and T.H. White
's The Once and Future King.
Camelot (1961), a durable hit, was based on T.H. White
's Once and Future King.