“… 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.
“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
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
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