Sees a subtle but pervasive similarity between von Eschenbach and Tolkien in “tone and central philosophies.” Sees “the whole medieval treatment of the Percival/Parzival theme” as “a general source for the various aspects of the hobbit character.” Also sees structural parallels between Chrétien de Troyes, von Eschenbach, and Lord of the Rings.
Ryan, J. S.
"Uncouth Innocence: Some Links Between Chrétien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach and J.R.R. Tolkien,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol11/iss2/2
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
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