After Shakespeare, he wrote the greatest heroic play of the century, (1690).
As a writer of prose he developed a lucid professional style, relying essentially on patterns and rhythms of everyday speech.
He has devoted much of the past forty years to the study of Arthurian Traditions and myth in general.
His best known and most widely read works are ‘Pirates’ (Carlton/ Athenaeum), No 1 book on the New York Times Review best-seller list for 22 weeks in 2006, ‘The Grail, Quest for Eternal Life’ (Thames & Hudson, 1981) ‘The Winter Solstice’ (Quest Books, 1999) which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for that year, and ‘The Wildwood Tarot’ (with Mark Ryan).
" /The story is loosely based on historical events in Southern France in the early 13th century during a violent clash between Crusaders and the Cathar people.
Some characters succumb to the lust for power, while others sacrifice everything to protect a secret that's bigger than they are.
Sure, this might sound a little paranoid, but there’s a hell of a lot of truth in it. I then read the book it was based on, Harry Harrison’s are basically an early evocation of virtual reality. well, I was actually in pretty murky psychological shape at the time; I had been fished out of the war in Afghanistan and put straight into pre-production. I had gone and joined a guerrilla Muslim faction in Afghanistan, but luckily they came out there, found me and got me out of trouble.
The droid in they say he that strives towards the light is saved, whether or not he knows that’s what he’s doing. It doesn’t know it is committing evil; it’s simply fulfilling its primary program to reach for the light at all times.
Parents need to know that Labyrinth is partially set in France during the Crusades, and the re-enactment of a particularly gruesome massacre takes center stage during much of the story.
In one steamy bedroom scene, a woman is topless but shown mostly from the side and back as she and her partner have sex.
His translation of The Aeneid remains the best ever produced in English.
As a poet he perfected the heroic couplet, sprinkling it with judicious enjambments, triplets, and metric variations and bequeathing it to Alexander Pope to work upon it his own magic.