The Sick-In-Bed Edition
This week, Parzival, by Wolfram von Eschenback, was on the list. It was an odd read, until I awoke in the middle of the night and got one of the jokes. Oh yeah- note to self, it has comedic elements. But mostly lots of red lips on both men and women, and a general lack of any character that was not exceptional in every way.
I need a book on chivalric customs because many of the scenes were so- odd.
If anyone thinks soap-operas are a recent contrivance then they need to take a gander at medieval works or norse myths or The Epic of Gilgamesh for that matter.
My father, whom I successfully bullied into reading along and happened to already have a copy of Parzival on his shelf (imagine those odds) commented, "