Introduction by Robert Sardello.
Foreword - Robert Sardello. Introduction. Prelude - Wolfram's beginning. 1 "Oh, where is my desire driving me?". 2 "A fool came riding along here". 3 "May your mouth become empty of the tongue within it". 4 "In reality you are me, even if our names are different". 5 "Open up!...I want to come into your heart". 6 "You will have to force your horse to a mighty leap". 7 "See how rich I am...it is myself I have vanquished". 8 "You shall be lord of the grail". Epilogue - The cloak of bird-feathers. Appendix A - Parzival's lineage. Appendix B - Major characters in Parzival
'This book on the bythology of the Holy Grail in relation to the human experience of speaking represents a remarkable achievement. In the midst of a post modern culture whose distrust of words and cynicism concerning language is only exceeded by split-thinking with regard to idea and experience. Dr. Sussman shows by way of the archetypal tale of Parzival a perduring path for the journey to a healing speaking and an authentic loving.' --David Miller