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Author: Heinrich Zimmer
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120816250
Drawing from Eastern and Western literature, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil.
Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism ,medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and the early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophicalwholeness of this assortments of myth.
Editor's ForewordList of PlatesThe Dilettante among SymbolsPART IAbu Kasem's SlippersA Pagan Hero and a Christian SaintFour Romances from the Cycle of Kind Arthur1 Gawain and the Green Knight2 The Knight with the Lion3 Lancelot4 MerlinThe King and the CorpsePART IIFour Episodes from the Romances of the Goddess1 The Involuntary Creation2 The Involuntary Marriage3 The Voluntary Death4 Shiva MadOn the Sipra ShoreIndex