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An Introduction to Wolframs 'Parzival' - Hugh Sacker

An Introduction to Wolframs 'Parzival'

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521169226
Number Of Pages: 224

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Originally published in 1963, this book provides a series of introductory essays relating to Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, one of the great German epic poems of the medieval period. At the time of publication there was a relative lack of critical literature relating to Parzival; in particular, there were very few texts aimed at undergraduates. Given the complicated nature of the story and its often tortuous linguistic structure, this absence was rendered all the more conspicuous. This volume filled the gap in Parzival criticism through a highly rigorous, yet accessible, textual analysis which broadly followed the narrative of the poem. This volme will remain of value to anyone with an interest in medieval German literature or literary criticism.

Genealogical table
The prologue
Parzival's chivalry
Parzival's sinfulness
Gawan's early adventures
Parzival and Trevrizent
The grail
Gawan's later adventures
The Grail King
Style and structure of the poem
A guide to further reading
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ISBN: 9780521169226
ISBN-10: 0521169224
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th April 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29