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The Grail: A Casebook

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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This volume of the "Arthurian Characters and Themes" series is the only one dealing with theme, rather than character. Essays include both newly commissioned and reprinted articles that explore a variety of issues regarding the Arthurian search for the Holy Grail. Topics include analysis of the Grail as vessel, Perceval's sister in the Grail quest, the symbolism of the Grail in Wolfram, chivalric nationalism, and investigations of the use of the Grail in poetry and literature by authors such as Tennyson, T.S. Eliot, and Walker Percy. An index would have been useful. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317947240
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/23/2014
  • Series: Arthurian Characters and Themes
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,282,879
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Introduction and Comparative Table of Medieval Texts 1
Select Bibliography 103
Ch. 1 The Quest for Origins 117
Ch. 2 The Central Symbol of the Legend: The Grail as Vessel 149
Ch. 3 Perceval or Le Conte du Graal 175
Ch. 4 Tout Est par Senefiance: Gerbert's Perceval 201
Ch. 5 Punishment in the Perlesvaus: The Theme of the Waste Land 219
Ch. 6 A Story of Interpretations: The Queste del Saint Graal as Metaliterature 237
Ch. 7 Dying to Get to Sarras: Perceval's Sister and the Grail Quest 261
Ch. 8 Failure in Arthurian Romance 279
Ch. 9 Seeing the Grail: Prolegomena to a Study of Grail Imagery in Arthurian Manuscripts 301
Ch. 10 The Symbolism of the Grail in Wolfram von Eschenbach 367
Ch. 11 The Truest and Holiest Tale: Malory's Transformation of La Queste del Saint Graal 379
Ch. 12 Chivalric Nationalism and the Holy Grail in John Hardyng's Chronicle 397
Ch. 13 Scandals of Faith and Gender in Tennyson's Grail Poems 415
Ch. 14 "Pure Hearts and Clean Hands": The Victorian and the Grail 447
Ch. 15 From Logres to Carbonek: The Arthuriad of Charles Williams 465
Ch. 16 T. S. Eliot 505
Ch. 17 Walker Percy's Grail 525
Ch. 18 The Grail in Modern Fiction: Sacred Symbol in a Secular Age 545
Ch. 19 Hollywood's New Weston: The Grail Myth in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and John Boorman's Excalibur 561
Ch. 20 Eric Rohmer and the Holy Grail 575
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