Parzival

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Overview


Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chretien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone. As a knight serving the German nobility in the imperial Hohenstauffen period, the author was uniquely placed to describe the zest and colour ...
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Overview


Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chretien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes as a life-giving Stone. As a knight serving the German nobility in the imperial Hohenstauffen period, the author was uniquely placed to describe the zest and colour of his hero's world, with dazzling depictions of courtly luxury, jousting and adventure. Yet this is not simply a tale of chivalry, but an epic quest for spiritual education, as Parzival must conquer his ignorance and pride and learn humility before he can finally win the Holy Grail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140443615
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1980
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 298,704
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Translated by A. T. Hatto

Foreword
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Wolfram's Apology
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
An Introduction to a Second Reading
A Glossary of Personal Names
A List of Works in English for Further Reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2000

    A classic for all times

    Books like Parzival where used to help set morals in 13 century Europe. This one book does just so and uses a innovative double individuation paradigm and lots highly creative imagery. Recomended for any one who loves classics and stories of knights.

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