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By Wolfgang Beutin, Klaus Ehlert, Wolfgang Emmerich, Helmut Hoffacker, Bernd Lutz, Volker Meid, Ralf Schnell, Peter Stein, Inge Stephan

Because the visual appeal of the 1st variation in 1979, A background of German Literature has tested itself as a vintage paintings and simple reference resource for these or involved with German literature.

In this publication, the topic of German literature is taken care of as a phenomenon firmly rooted within the social and political international from which it has risen. Literary works are assessed in line with their relation to the human . Social forces and their interrelation with the creative avant-garde are an organizing topic of this background, which lines German literature from its first beginnings within the center a while to the current day. This most up-to-date version has been up-to-date to hide the reunification of Germany, and its consequent events.

Readable and stimulating, A heritage of German Literature makes the literature of the prior as very important and fascinating because the works of the current, and should turn out a important instrument.

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A corresponding great significance is hence attributed to death. The deeds performed in this heroic Lay are likewise unrepeatable. They do not provide a pattern to which persons are essentially adjuncts, in the manner of Arthurian verse, as has been shown in the comparison between Hartmann’s Erek and Iwein. The Nibelungenlied is only conceivable in the unrepeatable form in which it has been handed down. Despite being recorded in written form it had in fact no impact on subsequent style and literature.

Once again, however, the as yet uncomprehended world of the Grail throws down another challenge to Parzifal. During the court festivities, the Lady Cundrie, Messenger of the Grail, enters and curses Parzifal in the name of the Grail, declaring that he has lost his honour as an Arthurian knight. He leaves court immediately, although in terms of Arthurian notions he is unaware of any guilt. He henceforth appears as a godless knight, justifying his alienation from God by his feudal relationship. His horse leads him to Trevrizent, to whom Parzifal presents himself as a repentant sinner.

The religious transcendence of the aventuire romance This marks Parzifal’s definitive step both towards a God-oriented existence and his departure from the Arthurian cycle, a fact that is made doubly clear to him by his loneliness and his yearning for the Grail and Condwiramur. The Arthurian cycle is A history of German literature 26 familiar with loneliness only in the course of the aventuire: it is not possible during court festivities. The Lady Cundrie, Messenger of the Grail, reappears, declaring that the curse on Parzifal has been lifted and that he is summoned to the Grail King.

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