Table of Contents:
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Translation by Kitos Digiovanni
Dear Fellow Tarotists and Tarotologists,
Paul Marteau’s book about the Marseille deck is a milestone in the history of Tarot interpretation, but little known in the Anglophone world where Tarots in the Rider-Waite-Smith genus have dominated the scene. In recent years, however, the U.S. and the U.K. have seen a growing interest in the Marseille deck, so I thought an English translation of Marteau’s book was due.
Right, well…here is some of it.
It is my ambition to translate the entire volume, but I shall be doing it piecemeal, and definitely not in sequence. I’ll add chapters to this Table of Contents as I finish them. This is very much a draft, subject to revision, and open to any suggestions or criticisms you have to offer. Although there are no English translations of this book, there is a Spanish version by M. Luz Gonzáles, published by EDAF. I have sometimes consulted this for any clarity it might provide for my comprehension of Marteau’s prose.
The French edition I am working with was published in 1981 by Arts et Métiers Graphiques. The original was published in 1949.
Table of Contents
THE MAJOR ARCANA
Card XIII: Death (….)