Parzival

Parzival : (Vol. 1 of 2)

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In presenting, for the first time, to English readers the greatest work of Germany's greatest medieval poet, a few words of introduction, alike for poem and writer, may not be out of place. The lapse of nearly seven hundred years, and the changes which the centuries have worked, alike in language and in thought, would have naturally operated to render any work unfamiliar, still more so when that work was composed in a foreign tongue; but, indeed, it is only within the present century that the original text of the Parzival has been collated from the MSS. and made accessible, even in its own land, to the general reader. But the interest which is now felt by many in the Arthurian romances, quickened into life doubtless by the genius of the late Poet Laureate, and the fact that the greatest composer of our time, Richard Wagner, has selected this poem as the groundwork of that wonderful drama, which a growing consensus of opinion has hailed as the grandest artistic achievement of this century, seem to indicate that the time has come when the work of Wolfram von Eschenbach may hope to receive, from a wider public than that of his own day, the recognition which it so well deserves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.45mm | 385.55g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508759928
  • 9781508759928