Parsifal

And the Search for the Grail

By Charles Kovacs

Format: Paperback

Recommended for Steiner-Waldorf teachers of Class 11 (age 16-17) as a way of introducing world literature.

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Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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Parsifal (or Sir Percival) was a Knight of King Arthur. His story is told by the troubadours of France and Germany, notably Chrétien de Troyes and Wolfram von Eschenbach. The Parsifal story stands between the past age that looked for secrets of the spirit and the coming age that was going to search for the secrets of matter.In this engaging retelling of the legend of Parsifal, Charles Kovacs's critical commentary offers Steiner-Waldorf educators an unrivalled insight into teaching the story of Parsifal and will aid in lesson planning. Based on Kovacs's extensive teachers' notes, this informative book places the Parsifal story in its greater social and historical context.In the Steiner-Waldorf Education curriculum this story is recommended for Class 11 (age 16-17) as a way of introducing world literature and one of the central problems of our time -- the imperative to learn to ask the right questions.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 24 Oct 2002
ISBN 9780863153792
Number of Pages 144

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'This is more than just a teacher's resource; the selected retelling is enlivening and the commentary both broad and insightful. Kovacs illustrates the relevance of Parsifal to our time in ways accessible to us all, particularly the [16-17-years-old] age group he was teaching.'-- Helen Branton, The Steiner Store, Autumn 2003

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