Das Nibelungen Lied, or Lay of the last Nibelungers, tr. into Engl. verse after C. Lachmann's text by J. Birch
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, German Literature
, Epic Poetry
Well, maybe it isn't the case that the entire book is about people being slaughtered, but when you reach the end it certainly feels like it, with the last quarter of the story involving a huge revenge slaughter in the Hungarian king's home. In fact it appears as if, with the exception of a couple of...
Didn't enjoy this as much as the Volsunga Saga. Maybe because it made more sense, and because it made sense the weird stuff was just glaringly weird instead of organically so.
The hell is this thing?
The great epic poem in the original medieval German, which is not impossibly hard to read, since this edition includes vocabulary and grammatical notes. I've read it right through twice. In the first half, Siegfried the supposedly perfect man is downright annoying, but at least he gets his comeuppan...
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