From Ritual to Romance

From Ritual to Romance

by Jessie L. Weston
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From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston

First published in 1919. According to Wikipedia: "From Ritual to Romance is a 1920 book written by Jessie L. Weston. The work is notable for being mentioned by T. S. Eliot in the notes to his poem, The Waste Land... Weston's book is an academic examination of the roots of the King Arthur legends and seeks to make connections between the early pagan elements and the later Christian influences. The book's main focus is on the Holy Grail tradition and its influence, particularly the Wasteland motif. The origins of Weston's book are in James George Frazer's seminal work on folklore, magic and religion, The Golden Bough, and in the works of Miss Jane Ellen Harrison."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455421909
Publisher: Seltzer Books
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 438 KB

About the Author

Jessie L. Weston (1850-1928) wrote fourteen books, most of them on Arthurian legend.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTORY
CHAPTER II
THE TASK OF THE HERO
CHAPTER III
THE FREEING OF THE WATERS
CHAPTER IV
TAMMUZ AND ADONIS
CHAPTER V
MEDIEVEAL AND MODERN FORMS OF NATURE RITUAL
CHAPTER VI
THE SYMBOLS
CHAPTER VII
THE SWORD DANCE
CHAPTER VIII
THE MEDICINE MAN
CHAPTER IX
THE FISHER KING
CHAPTER X
THE SECRET OF THE GRAIL (I)
The Mysteries
CHAPTER XI
THE SECRET OF THE GRAIL (2)
The Naassene Document
CHAPTER XII
MITHRA AND ATTIS
CHAPTER XIII
THE PERILOUS CHAPEL
CHAPTER XIV
THE AUTOR
INDEX

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From Ritual to Romance (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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From Ritual to Romance is an indispensable work for those who read both the Golden Bough and T.S. Eliot. It clearly presents the mystery and evidence for the 'land and the king' being one. Consequently movie buffs will find it intriguing that it is one of the books that Colonel Kurtz has by his bedside in the film Apocalypse Now, right under the Golden Bough! (And he reads Eliot aloud too in the film)