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Characterization and Individuality in Wolfram's 'Parzival' - David Blamires

Characterization and Individuality in Wolfram's 'Parzival'

Paperback Published: 26th January 2012
ISBN: 9780521157490
Number Of Pages: 498

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Wolfram's Parzival is one of the great medieval romances, but the complexities and obscurities of source, language and the Grail symbol have led to a virtual neglect by scholars of the problems of structure and characterisation. Medieval characterisation tended towards idealisation, symbolism and the view that the individual could be considered a member of a class or type; in Wolfram however the beginnings of individual characterisation can be seen. This 1966 book studies the types and techniques of character-portrayal in Parzival and of the emergence of the idea of individuality. Dr Blamires analyses each of the main characters - Gahmuret, Herzeloyde, Parzival, Gawan and Feirefiz - and shows how Wolfram presents them and the variety of methods he uses. From this approach he deals with the main problems the poem presents and brings out its closeness and complexity of texture.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Gahmuret
Herzeloyde
Parzival
Condwiramurs
Anfortas
Trevrizent
Gawan
Feirefiz
Conclusion
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521157490
ISBN-10: 0521157498
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 498
Published: 26th January 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.73