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From Ritual to Romance by Jessie Laidlay Weston
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Nov 16, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: religion
Recommended to Erik by: Janny Marie Willis
Recommended for: all readers of English literature
Read in April, 1978 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Having already read Wolfram, Th Malory and Chretian, I was ready for some analysis. This book had been recommended by a popular professor at Grinnell College and was being much read about campus (along with, it might be added, Graves' The White Goddess). Weston did a great job in tying together the various grail legends into a coherant scheme related to a contemporary theory of the development of religious belief out of ritual practice. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have recommended it to others throughout the years since reading it.
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John I recently picked up a copy of this, following a trail through TS Eliot, Pound and some other modernist-mystical poetry. thanks for the review and reminder to read this.


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