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The Grail Legend / Edition 2

The Grail Legend / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780691002378
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/25/1998
Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology , #86
Pages: 472
Sales rank: 607,242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Emma Jungwas a life-long student of Arthurian mythology, and the author of Animus and Anima. Marie-Louise von Franz, who passed away in 1998, made major contributions to Jungian analysis and the study of myth. Her many books include Individuation in Fairy Tales, Number and Time, and Puer Aeternus. She is also coauthor of Man and His Symbols.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

I Introduction 9

II Perceval's Early History, according to Chretien de Troyes 39

III The Defeat of the Red Knight and the Meeting with Blancheflor 52

IV Perceval's First Visit to the Grail Castle 66

V The Sword and the Lance 79

VI Perceval's Task 98

VII The Central Symbol of the Legend: The Grail as Vessel 113

VIII The Grail as Stone 142

IX The Table, the Carving Platter and the Two Knives 161

X The Continuation of Perceval's Quest 173

XI The Suffering Grail King 187

XII The Figure of Gauvain; Perceval's Return to Christianity 213

XIII Gauvain's Adventures 228

XIV Perceval's Further Adventures 253

XV The Redemption of the Grail Kingdom; Perceval's End 290

XVI Robert de Boron's Roman de l'Estoire dou Graal 302

XVII The Problem of the Trinity 317

XVIII The Figure of Adam 331

XIX The Trinity: The Problem of the Fourth 338

XX The Figure of Merlin 347

XXI Merlin as Medicine Man and Prophet 357

XXII Merlin and the Alchemical Mercurius 367

XXIII Merlin's Solution of the Grail Problem 379

XXIV The Disappearance of Merlin 390

Bibliography 401

Index 419

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Robert Segal

The Grail Legend is a beautifully sustained application of Jungian theory to a whole story rather than merely to isolated motifs or archetypes. The work is far better researched than many other Jungian studies, and is written with a spritely, charming touch. A delightful volume.
Robert Segal, University of Lancaster, editor of "Jung on Mythology" and "The Gnostic Jung"

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