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Parzival and Titurel

Wolfram von Eschenbach
Translated by Cyril Edwards and Introduction by Richard Barber

March 2009

ISBN: 9780199539208

464 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £11.99

Parzival is the greatest of the medieval Grail romances. It tells of Parzival's growth from youthful folly to knighthood at the court of King Arthur, and of his quest for the Holy Grail. Cyril Edwards's fine translation also includes the fragments of Titurel, an elegiac offshoot of Parzival.

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Parzival is the greatest of the medieval Grail romances. It tells of Parzival's growth from youthful folly to knighthood at the court of King Arthur, and of his quest for the Holy Grail. Cyril Edwards's fine translation also includes the fragments of Titurel, an elegiac offshoot of Parzival.

  • The first English version for 25 years, Cyril Edwards's fine translation vividly conveys the power of this complex, wide-ranging medieval masterpiece.
  • Richard Barber's introduction places Wolfram's work in the wider context of the development of the Arthurian romance and of the Grail legend.
  • The text includes the line divisions essential for students.
  • The edition includes an index to proper names and a genealogical table.
  • The edition is the first to combine Parzival with the fragments of Titurel.

About the Author(s)

Wolfram von Eschenbach

Translated by Cyril Edwards, Lecturer in German, St Peter's College, Oxford, and Introduction by Richard Barber, Freelance writer and publisher

Reviews

Review from previous edition Edwards has established a new benchmark for English editions of Wolfram's works, and his volume earns the right to succeed A. Hatto's translation as the standard. - Speculum, January 2006

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