Perceval/Parzival: A Casebook

Overview

This volume in the Arthurian Characters and Themes series treats the fascinating character of Perceval, the naive and flawed but gifted youth who becomes the Grail hero in some texts and yet is eclipsed in others by Galahad. Also includes eight musical examples.

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Overview

This volume in the Arthurian Characters and Themes series treats the fascinating character of Perceval, the naive and flawed but gifted youth who becomes the Grail hero in some texts and yet is eclipsed in others by Galahad. Also includes eight musical examples.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815307815
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/15/2002
  • Series: Arthurian Characters and Themes Series, #6
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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Arthur Groos is a Professor of German Studies at Cornell University

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1
Selected Bibliography 43
1 Rexque futurus: The Anterior Order in Le Conte du graal 53
2 Perlesvaus and the Perceval Palimpsest 97
3 Peredur Son of Efrawg 105
4 Dialogic Transpositions: The Grail Hero Wins a Wife 119
5 Parzival's Knightly Guilt 139
6 Parzival's Failure (Books V and VI) 155
7 Parzival and Gawan: Hero and Counterpart 175
8 The Grail Question in Wolfram and Elsewhere 199
9 The Saga of Parceval the Knight 219
10 Arthurian Comedy: The Simpleton-Hero in Sir Perceval of Galles 237
11 Malory's Percivale: A Case of Competing Genealogies? 253
12 "A Very Secondary Position": Perceval in Modern English and American Literature 267
13 Parsifal 287
14 Parsifal and Perceval on Film: The Reel Life of a Grail Knight 301
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