From Ritual to Romance is a 1920 book written by Jessie Laidlay Weston. The work's current fame partly rests on it being mentioned by T.S. Eliot in the notes to his poem, The Waste Land. 'Not only the title, but the plan & a good deal of the incidental symbolism of the poem were suggested by Miss Jessie L. Weston's book.' Weston's book is an academic examination of the roots of the King Arthur legends & seeks to make connections between the early pagan elements & the later Christian influences. The book's main focus is on the Holy Grail tradition & its influence, particularly the Wasteland motif. The origins of Weston's book are in James George Frazer's seminal work on folklore, magic & religion, The Golden Bough, & in the works of Jane Ellen Harrison. The book appears in the film Apocalypse Now, among those kept by the character, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando, along with The Golden Bough. Title Page Preface Contents Quotes I Introductory II The Task of the Hero III The Freeing of the Waters IV Tammuz & Adonis V Medieval & Modern Forms of Nature Ritual VI The Symbols VII The Sword Dance VIII The Medicine Man IX The Fisher King X The Secret of the Grail 1) The Mysteries XI The Secret of the Grail 2) The Naassene Document XII Mithra & Attis XIII The Perilous Chapel XIV The Author
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Descripción Doubleday, 1976. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110385093349
Descripción Doubleday, 1976. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0385093349