Parzival, an Arthurian romance completed by Wolfram von Eschenbach in the first years of the thirteenth century, is one of the foremost works of German literature and a classic that can stand with the great masterpieces of the world. The most important aspects of human existence, worldly and spiritual, are presented in strikingly modern terms against the panorama of battles and tournaments and Parzival's long search for the Grail. The world of knighthood, of love and loyalty and human endeavor despite the cruelty and suffering of life, is constantly mingling with the world of the Grail, affirming the inherent unity between man's temporal condition and his quest for something beyond human existence.
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Review: Parzival: A Romance of the Middle AgesUser Review - Alyssa - Goodreads
One of the most famous Medieval romances. A great story about the search for identity. Wolfram is actually a very forward-thinking writer whose idea of the idealized knight is in stark contrast to the typical Arthurian knight. Read full review
Review: Parzival: A Romance of the Middle AgesUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
if you only read one thing in Medieval lit, it better be the Divine Comedy. But if, after that, you decide you want more Medieval lit, this should be next on your list! Seriously fantastic. Read full review