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Galahad

Galahad, Galahad,

Doubly his father’s son,

Mounted his steed

And off he was

To seek the Sangreal.

Galahad, Galahad,

Haute Prince he’s called,

He’s traded his sun-red armour… 93 more words

Literature

Eliot's Grail Hero

“… the basic idea of the Grail tradition– the position of a people whose prosperity, and the fertility of their land, are closely bound up with the life and virility of their King, who is not a mere man, but a divine reincarnation.

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If There Were Water

“Their hymns and prayers were devised for the main purpose of obtaining from the gods of their worship that which was essential to ensure their well-being and the fertility of their land–warmth, sunshine, above all, sufficient water.” (Weston 26) 509 more words

The Waste Land

A Kindness of Ravens

Of all the stories I’ve become and the stories I’ve seen, the novels and narratives of these last few days are the most difficult to unravel. 4,523 more words

Traveling

Day 23 The Fisher King - Read the signs

Wednesday

There are various versions of the Fisher King. The one that I came across talks of a procession that is held every night at the King’s castle. 280 more words

Jobless

The Fisher King

I recently watched my favorite Robin Williams’ film, The Fisher King.  Watching it, I am reminded of the fluidity of meaning in film, not just as cultural mythologies change, but as the literal histories involved with the film change too.  73 more words

Film

Hollywood Triumphant....The Natural

If you are a person who can’t stand unimaginative show-offs declaring “The Book was Better!” as they exit a movie theatre, then Bernard’s Malamud’s The Natural is the book for you…to hit them over the head with. 260 more words