Drawing from Eastern and Western literature, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle and early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth.
The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul’s Conquest of Evil (HB) – By Heinrich Zimmer (Author), Joseph Campbell (Author) – MLBD Publications
Hardcover – 1 January 1999
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