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Finding Merlin by Kate Cowie

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NOTES TO CHAPTER ONE: THE PATH THROUGH THE FOREST

1   The Holy Grail by Richard Barber (London: Penguin Books, 2004), reproduced by permission of Penguin Books Ltd. Adapted and reprinted by permission of the publisher from The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press) in the USA, © 2004 by Richard Barber.

2   See the Introduction to this book.

3   The motif of the Quest was employed extensively in the literature of the Middle Ages – a time when allegorical ways of writing which focused on the internal world (the proper conduct of life and the final destination of the soul) were dominant. See Allegory by John MacQueen (London and New York: Methuen, 1970).

4   Details provided in this chapter of the date, the ...

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