The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of by Heinrich Zimmer

By Heinrich Zimmer

Possibly Joseph Campbell's identify will draw humans to Heinrich Zimmer's paintings. That's most likely what Bollingen and Princeton UP notion at any rate.

There is extra Zimmer at the tracker. i feel a few of his paintings is within the public domain.

Contents:

The Dilettante between Symbols

Part I
Abu Kasem's Slippers
A Pagan Hero and a Christian Saint
Four Romances from the Cycle of King Arthur
I. Gawain and the fairway Knight
II. The Knight with the Lion
III. Lancelot
IV. Merlin
The King and the Corpse

Part II
Four Episodes from the Romance of the Goddess
I. The Involuntary Creation
II. The Involuntary Marriage
III. The Voluntary Death
IV. Shiva Mad
On the Sipra Shore

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from Princeton UP:

Drawing from jap and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer provides a range of news associated jointly via their universal situation for the matter of our everlasting clash with the forces of evil. starting with a story from the Arabian Nights, this subject matter unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. within the retelling of those stories, Zimmer discloses the meanings inside of their probably unrelated symbols and indicates the philosophical wholeness of this collection of myth.

The famous Indologist Heinrich Zimmer, born in Germany in 1890, got here to the USA in 1940, on the peak of his occupation, and was once lecturing at Columbia college while he died in 1943. His different works within the Bollingen sequence comprise Myths and logos in Indian paintings and Civilization and Philosophies of India.

Review:

"This good-looking quantity of essays . . . is the yield of what could be referred to as an Indologist's vacation. . . . Expertly edited via Joseph Campbell, those essays leisure upon Zimmer's belief--a trust which he stocks with Jung and others--that the non secular history of archaic guy nonetheless survives in "the deeper subconscious layers of our soul.'"--Saturday evaluate of Literature

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Mahatma Gandhi dijo...
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