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Queste del Saint Graal ❰Read❯ ➳ Queste del Saint Graal Author Unknown – À une fête de la Pentecôte le Graal apparaît aux chevaliers du roi Arthur réunis autour de la Table ronde et les rassasie d’une nourriture surnaturelle Ils jurent alors de partir en uête pour À une fête de la Pentecôte le Graal apparaît aux chevaliers du roi Arthur réunis autour de la Table ronde et les rassasie d’une nourriture surnaturelle Ils jurent alors de partir en uête pour le retrouver et pour percer ses mystères Mais après tant d’années d’aventures tous portent le poids du passé avec ses combats ses menaces ses amitiés ses amours ses péchés Tous Queste del Epub / doivent affronter épreuves et tentations Les plus grands échouent Gauvain trop léger et trop inconstant Lancelot lui même incapable de s’arracher à son amour coupable pour la reine Guenièvre Les secrets divins sont réservés aux purs Bohort Perceval et surtout Galaad le chevalier vierge et prédestiné le fils de Lancelot et de la fille du Roi PêcheurCe beau roman du XIIIe siècle est l’apogée de l’immense cycle romanesue centré sur les aventures de Lancelot du Lac Il l’éclaire d’une lumière nouvelle celle du Graal.

10 thoughts on “Queste del Saint Graal

  1. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    This is the story of the uest for the Holy Grail by the knights of King Arthur's court The ideal of knighthood here is a spiritual one so the flawed and worldly Lancelot is replaced as foremost knight by his unsullied son Galahad Combat and the perils described here are also spiritual spurring your horse into battle to aid the weaker side runs the risk of aiding the devils fighting against the angels An incident which is repeated in several variations not spurring your horse forward may also aid the Devils fighting the angels the knight needs to cultivate spiritual insight Is the old hermit going to help guide them to God or lead them astray? The woods are full of danger The landscape is mystical Almost as soon as the knights ride out from Camelot they are in the unfamiliar territory of spiritual warfare manifest in the form of an unfamiliar forest a region where the evil customs of castles demand terrible sacrifices a noble lady suffering from leprosy can only be cured by bathing in the blood of an innocent and sweet maiden co incidentally the sister of a uesting knight how much blood will suffice for the cure? About eight pints or five litres and look there's a custom made blood bath already prepared Such sacrifices are nevertheless honoured and observed thus ensuring that few knights survive the uest and even fewer come close to the Holy GrailA very dreamy book

  2. Suzannah Suzannah says:

    I loved this so much The uest of the Grail was by a significant margin my favourite bit of Malory; and this book is the expanded version which Malory condensed so I was bound to love itA dreamlike knightly romance that doubles as a spiritual guidebook for the noble classes this book would have been both deeply convicting and encouragingly aspirational to its audience in its day Convicting because it paints a grim picture of the wrath lust and bloodthirstiness that characterised the noble classes; aspirational because it tried to show them a way to serve God and do good in their occupation The real medieval Arthurian literature makes no sense if we insist on seeing the heroes as the Victorians did unfailingly chivalrous gentlemen in shining armour That was only the aspirational half of the picture; all the drama and pathos of the stories comes from the fact that in so many ways neither the real thing nor the romantic heroes could measure up There is definitely some weirdness going on here with the fixation on virginity and the low view of women though Matarasso points out with some justification that in practice the author gives women a higher place in the story than his disparaging comments would warrant But overall I couldn't get over what an incredible challenge this book must have posed to the whole idea of medieval knighthood This story dares to paint a picture for the knightly class of a new kind of knighthood one in which righteousness is worth than honour serving God is important than one's own glory and physical power is no longer the measure of knightliness True some things go unchallenged the rank snobbery that always characterised medievalism for one thing; if you look closely you'll realise that all the hermits and recluses are actually retired nobles with households full of servants and chaplains which means that none of our heroes is ever given spiritual instruction by a social inferior But most of the time after spending my last few years immersed in the history of the twelfth and thirteenth century reading this felt like being on the receiving end of a flamethrower I can only dimly imagine how this book must have affected its target audience; I imagine it must have been eual parts enchanting and agonising

  3. Jacob Aitken Jacob Aitken says:

    Although choppy at times and the characters seem to be superhuman in terms of combat and piety this remarkable book is useful on a number of levelsWhat many reviewers fail to note is that this book was intended primarily to be a manual on spiritual growth not to tell stories of great knights Given the original audience this makes sense The average peasant in the 12th century would not be able to follow scholastic reasoning but they would be able to follow a story of heroism and spiritual warfareThis book anticipates many of the elements of the future novel numerous side plots where the characters branch off but stay united through the author's skillful weaving of the different strands of the narrative This allows the author to simultaneously develop different characters build the plot and release tension at different climaxes without stealing his thunder for the ultimate Grail climax EvaluationModern day readers whether Protestant or Catholic will chafe at some of the author's theology The author in line with medieval ethics viewed sex and Concupiscence in a negative light the author's exegesis of the Genesis account would not stand today's scrutiny It would probably pay well to read this in light of Tennyson's account The Grail story for our author here speaks of redemption if sometimes in an extreme semi Pelagian sense as a reality and man's goal as utter self abandonment to God Tennyson being a respectable Victorian does not have a sense of redemption but ironically a strong sense of sin and views man's goal as respectability in society In terms of ethics let's stick with the 12th century Grail account

  4. Mary Overton Mary Overton says:

    From the Introduction by translator PM Matarasso The UESTE DEL SAINT GRAAL despite its Arthurian setting is not a romance it is a spiritual fable This may seem surprising in view of the fact it forms part of a vast compilation know as the PROSE LANCELOT which might justifiably be called the romance to end romances It is less surprising however when one considers that it is the product of a period when things were rarely uite what they seemed when the outward appearance was merely a garment in which to dress some inward truth when the material world was but a veil through which the immutable could be sporadically glimpsed and perpetually reinterpreted 9As King Arthur's knights gather at the Round Table When they were all seated and the noise was hushed there came a clap of thunder so loud and terrible that they thought the palace must fall Suddenly the hall was lit by a sunbeam which shed a radiance through the palace seven times brighter than had been before In this moment they were all illumined as it might be by the grace of the Holy Ghost When they had sat a long while thus unable to speak and gazing at one another like dumb animals the Holy Grail appeared and yet no mortal hand was seen to bear it 43 44Lancelot is admonished by a hermit on the sin of suandering one's gifts 'Sir you owe God a great return for creating you so fair and valiant He has lent you understanding and memory and you must so use them for good that His love being kept perfect in you the devil may derive no profit from the great gifts God has given you' 87Another holy man tells Gawain 'Do not imagine over that the adventures now afoot consist in the murder of men or the slaying of knights; they are of a spiritual order higher in every way and much worth' 174

  5. Ian Ian says:

    This is a modern translation of a work incorporated into Malory's Morte D'Arthur and at first glance there would seem to be no need for an new translation in the face of that monument Yet this is the second of three that I know ofThere is good reason for this situation Malory cut what he didn't like or understand had a different understanding of the Grail than the thirteenth century text he was translating in the fifteenth century and had to make use of whatever manuscript came to handThose seriously interested in Arthurian literature will definitely want to read a complete version based on a carefully edited Old French text edition So it was worth translatingThe uest was composed as part of the Lancelot Grail seuence one of the translations can be found under that series title part of what modern scholars call the Vulgate commonly accepted Cycle It features Galahad as the primary hero of the uest an innovation; Perceval the original uest hero in Chretien de Troyes' unfinished Story of the Graal has a secondary roleThe Grail itself is treated as in some but not all prior versions as a Christian relic and the uest has its own spiritual interpretation of it and the ecstatic Vision of the Grail What Chretien intended for his graal or serving dish is up for speculation

  6. Vida Vida says:

    This has easily become my favorite book For those who have or intend to embark on their own personal uest for the grail this book serves as an inspiration with all of its symbology and displays of inner strength and faith The relatable ualities of each knight and character is endearing It is through their strength and weakness success and failure that one sees how difficult the journey to the grail enlightenment is But having Galahad reign most triumphant in all aspects of the uest gives one the realistic hope that it is all possible with the right effort Or if you're not into the spiritual aspects of this tale it has enough awesome battles adventures love betrayal magic and mystery to keep you safely on the edge of your seat

  7. Olga Olga says:

    If you are looking for spiritual symbolism spiritual teachings and metaphoric analogies for enlightenment and spiritual uests etc you will find it in the uest of the Holy GrailThis book is by far the best of the Arthurian Legends seeming the most authentic and undistorted It is right on my top 3 spiritual books along with The Bhagavad Gītā and The Flight of the Feathered Serpant which have each touched me and inspired me very unexpectantly I truly had no expectations when I picked up this book interested about the mystery of the 'Holy Grail' at first but this book completely left an imprint on me and my views of spirituality Although there are deep christian references in this book such as confessing sins devotion to Christ fasting christian burial penance etc for me they are no doubt metaphorical for a greater spiritual journey that was lost in the external teachings of the church but are abound and deeply empregnated symbolically in this very mystical text To me this book is far superior then the commercially acclaimed novels out there and has the message of the true uest of the Holy Grail only it is not obvious because for you to know it it is as though you would need to take this journey yourself even a little instead of leaving it as an intellectual concept or fairytaleThe whole 'uest of The Holy Grail' to me was this deeper profound uest for Enlightenment with different adventures difficulties trials and temptations that would determine and explain the attitude needed to go through the different trials and adventures of life in order to be successful in reaching EnlightenmentSalvation etc This uest was not for any elite but it would highlight honest characters that craved for being virtuous and worthy of divinity which is seldom talked about in the world today It was very interesting to see the reason behind why a person would fail and the text offered insight on the mistakes or 'sins' that caused the weakness of the Knight that trailed off the direction of the grail whether it was due to Pride Lust Envy etc very insightful when put into the context of a spiritual allegoryI really really loved this book Highly recommended for the spiritual seekers out there

  8. Emma Getz Emma Getz says:

    This is like self insert Bible fanfiction and Galahad is the self insert who is a bastard and related to Jesus

  9. Matthew Matthew says:

    After reading The Mystery of King Arthur I was in the mood for of the Matter of Britain so I read this volume one I'd received for Christmas from my brother Michael some years ago The uest of the Holy Grail is excellent Matarasso's 20 page introduction is definitely worth the read she gives enough information and context for one to enjoy the book but it doesn't feel weighed down or unbearable the way some introductions do The key to understanding this text as Matarasso observes is that it is not simply a plain adventure although there is a lot of that Instead this is a spiritual text but not properly allegorical Rather The uest of the Holy Grail turns courtly love on his head placing Christian perfection in its placeThus Lancelot is taken from the heights and plunged to the depths where he must undergo penance for his full on embrace of the worldly ideal of the knight and especially his full on embrace of ueen Guenevere Gawain the second greatest of Arthur's knights is ever on the outside in this uest finding few adventures and running afoul of everyone he meets the sinner who says he'll repent but then goes and accidentally kills a friend without remorseBesides the two sinners one a penitent the other the kind who gets what he deserves we have the three Grail Companions Sir Galahad Sir Perceval and Sir Bors The first two are virgins the third a chaste penitent who once had relations with a woman but now lives in purity If the Knights of the Round Table weren't perpetually in their early 20s I wonder if a faithful married man would have been able to find the Grail Here instead we have the mediaeval ascetic ideal of virginity upheld as one of the greatest virtues a noble can haveGalahad is of course the noblest and least sinful of the knights He Perceval and Bors meet with various test and temptations but unlike Gawain for example fall into no sin They are the model warriors; not only are they the best in a tournament they rescue the weak and protect women; they resist sexual temptation; they live simply eating only bread and water; they hear Mass and attend Vespers regularly; they heed the advice of the hermits monks and nuns they meet along the wayThroughout the book the knights enact their own allegories which is kind of weird but kind of fun The meanings of the enacted allegories or allegorical dreams are unveiled to them by the various hermits and monks they meet It seems most of England is populated by hermits and monks Sometimes a castle Nary a farmer in sightFinally from various persons encountered by different knights as they uest we learn throughout the book the story of the Grail and its guardians from Joseph of Arimathea to King Pelles and Castle CorbenicThe translation is written in a timeless English prose that while it may feel archaic moves with a speed and vivacity befitting the tale told herein I highly recommend this book

  10. Phyllis Phyllis says:

    The book was recommended by the instructor for a course on the origins of the myths about King Arthur It was meant to be for us an introduction to the characters surrounding Arthur and succeeds on that level But when the translator the author is unknown tells you in the introduction that this story is a spiritual fable she is not understating the problem that many of us are going to have reading itAnd we're talking about Christianity in its early stages just following the dark ages and still feeling somewhat threatened by perceived paganism These are knights who spend hours in prayer who seek to be shriven andor attend mass at nearly every opportunity who weep at every sign that God in any of its guises is speaking to them And God seems never to pass on a chance to do so For all that the theology seems a bit murky to me But the story of the attempts of a bunch of grown men to go in search of a piece of tableware that was used in the Last Supper are mostly familiar We mostly follow Lancelot and his bastard son Galahad I would have preferred the stories of the court but that's not this bookThere's plenty of blood too much blood And there's enough mysticism to keep the Church floating for a couple hundred years while waiting for the Renaissance You'll learn a great deal of the dangers of carnal intercourse it seems to have been a major obsession of the Church even back then And you'll also learn that abstaining from sex will never suffice you can't even be wanting it A little charity and compassion would have gone a long wayIn short the characters are there and some of the stories are there but you will have to wade through a lot of spiritual journeys of uestionable value If you don't mind that go for it Subject matter aside this was not badly written or translated

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