The Poetic Eddatranslated with an introduction and notes by Carolyne Larrington
Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 1996.
ISBN: 0192839462 ISBN13: 9780192839466 DDC: 839.61 LCC: PT7234 Edition: (pbk.)
Summary:"The collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry
known as the Poetic Edda contains the great narratives of the
creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, The Doom of the
Gods. The mythological poems explore the wisdom of the gods and
giants, narrating the adventures of the god Thor against the hostile
giants and the god's rivalries amongst themselves. The heroic poems
trace the exploits of the hero Helgi and his valkyrie bride, the
tragic tale of Sigurd and Brynhild's doomed love, and the terrible
drama of Sigurd's widow Gudrun and her children."--BOOK JACKET. "Many
of the poems predate the conversion of Scandinavia to Christianity,
allowing us to glimpse the pagan beliefs of the North. Since the
rediscovery of the Poetic Edda in the seventeenth century, its poetry
has fascinated artists as diverse as Thomas Gray, Richard Wagner, and
Jorge Luis Borges."--BOOK JACKET.
"This is the first complete translation to be published in Britain
for fifty years, and it includes a scholarly introduction, notes, a
genealogy of the gods and giants, and an index of names."--BOOK
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. xxx-xxxi) and index.
The Seeress's Prophecy -- Sayings of the High One -- Vafthrudnir's
Sayings -- Grimnir's Sayings -- Skirnir's Journey -- Harbard's Song
-- Hymir's Poem -- Loki's Quarrel -- Thrym's Poem -- The Lay of
Volund -- All-Wise's Sayings -- The First Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani
-- The Poem of Helgi Hiorvardsson -- A Second Poem of Helgi
Hundingsbani -- The Death of Sinfiotli -- Gripir's Prophecy -- The
Lay of Regin -- The Lay of Fafnir -- The Lay of Sigrdrifa -- Fragment
of a Poem About Sigurd -- The First Lay of Gudrun -- A Short Poem
About Sigurd -- Brynhild's Ride to Hell -- The Death of the Niflungs
-- The Second Lay of Gudrun -- The Third Lay of Gudrun -- Oddrun's
Lament -- The Lay of Atli -- The Greenlandic Poem of Atli -- The
Whetting of Gudrun -- The Lay of Hamdir -- Baldr's Dreams -- The List
of Rig -- The Song of Hyndla -- The Song of Grotti.
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LCC Number: PT7234
Book Details:Language: eng
Physical Description: xxxi, 323 p. ; 19 cm.
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