The Poetic Edda, Volume 1

Voorkant
University of Texas Press, 1986 - 343 pagina's

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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Inhoudsopgave

Voluspá
1
Hávamál
14
Vafţrúonismál
42
Grímnismál
53
Skírnismál
65
Hárbarzljóo
74
Hymiskvioa
83
Lokasenna
90
Fáfnismál
223
Sigrdrífumál
233
The Great Lacuna
241
Brot af Sigurţarkviou
243
Guorúnarkvioa I
247
Sigurţurkvioa hin skamma
252
Helreio Brynhildar
264
Dráp Niflunga
268

ţrymskvioa
104
Alvíssmál
110
Baldrs draumar
117
Rígsţcula
120
Hyndluljóo
129
Voluspá hin skamma
137
Svipdagsmál
140
Grottasongr
153
Volundarkvioa
159
The Helgi Lays
168
Frá dauoa Sinfjotla
203
Grípisspá
205
Reginsmál
216
Guorúnarkvioa II hin forna
269
Guorúnarkvioa III
277
Oddrúnargrátr
279
Atlakvioa
285
Atlamál hin grœnlenzku
294
Guorúnarhvot
311
Hamoismál hin fornu
316
Dvergatal
322
Guide to Pronunciation
324
Glossary
325
Selected Bibliography
327
Index and List of Names
329
Copyright

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Over de auteur (1986)

Lee M. Hollander was Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages at the University of Texas at Austin and an authority in Nordic language and literature. His translations of the best prose and poetry of the Old North--- among them Heimskringla: History of the

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