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Bollingen Series #11: The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil

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Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, 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 early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.

Synopsis:

Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, 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 early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

The noted Indologist "Heinrich Zimmer", born in Germany in 1890, came to the United States in 1940, at the height of his career, and was lecturing at Columbia University when he died in 1943. His other works in the Bollingen series include "Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization" and "Philosophies of India".

Table of Contents

Abu Kasem's slippers — A pagan hero and a Christian saint — Four romances from the cycle of King Arthur: Gawain and the Green Knight. The Knight with the lion. Lancelot. Merlin — The king and the corpse — Four episodes from the romance of the goddess: The involuntary creation. The involuntary marriage. The voluntary death. Shiva Mad — On the Sipråa shore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691017761
Editor:
Campbell, Joseph
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Author:
Zimmer, Heinrich
Author:
Zimmer, Heinrich Robert
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Good & Evil
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Evil in literature
Subject:
Folk literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Tales -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology
Series Volume:
7611
Publication Date:
November 1971
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, 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 early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.
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