This book addresses the topics of literacy and textuality in order to develop a new line of interpretation for a landmark of Middle High German literature. Albrecht's Jungerer Titurel is an intellectually ambitious narrative written ca. 1270 as a prequel and sequel to the more famous Arthurian texts by Wolfram von Eschenbach. Part One of the monograph considers the protagonists' obsessive engagement with the written word in all its manifestations. Part Two focuses complex construction of two competing narrative personae and on the author's aesthetic and moral justification of his literary undertaking. .