PS:   I wrote that "by a stroke of luck, while reading Peter Handke's "Wunschloses Unglück", 1972, ("A Sorrow Beyond Dreams. A Life Story"), I learned that in Chrétien de Troyes' version, Feirefiz's spotted face reproduces the black and white squares in a chess-board..."
What an "unlucky"  lapsus! Handke's book that refers to  Troyes' Feirefiz is 2004 "Don Juan (erzahlt von ihm selbst)." (Don Juan speaks of himself) 
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