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The Poetic Edda - Lee M. Hollander, Anonymous
The Poetic Edda
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The Poetic Edda comprises a treasure trove of mythic and spiritual verse holding an important place in Nordic culture, literature, and heritage. Its tales of strife and death form a repository, in poetic form, of Norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying both the ethical views and the cultural... show more
The Poetic Edda comprises a treasure trove of mythic and spiritual verse holding an important place in Nordic culture, literature, and heritage. Its tales of strife and death form a repository, in poetic form, of Norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying both the ethical views and the cultural life of the North during the late heathen and early Christian times.Collected by an unidentified Icelander, probably during the twelfth or thirteenth century, The Poetic Edda was rediscovered in Iceland in the seventeenth century by Danish scholars. Even then its value as poetry, as a source of historical information, and as a collection of entertaining stories was recognized. This meticulous translation succeeds in reproducing the verse patterns, the rhythm, the mood, and the dignity of the original in a revision that Scandinavian Studies says "may well grace anyone's bookshelf."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780292764996 (0292764995)
ASIN: 292764995
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
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Qwallath
Qwallath rated it
4.0 Edda / druk 2: de liederen uit de codex Regius en verwante manuscripten
5* for the classic tales, 3-4* for this particular translation, which is uneven in tone at times.
Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations
Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations rated it
4.0
The Poetic Edda was a great follow up to the Prose Edda. I plan to read over this one again, since it was so complex.
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