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The Poetic Edda : Volume II: Mythological Poems
by Ursula Dronke and Ursula Dronke

Overview - This volume presents a wholly new edition of five of the most brilliant and celebrated poems of the Poetic Edda: 'The Sibyl's Prophecy', 'The Rigmarole of Rigr', 'Wayland's Poem', 'Skirnir's Lay', and 'Loki's Quarrel'. New textual readings and interpretations are established.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This volume presents a wholly new edition of five of the most brilliant and celebrated poems of the Poetic Edda: 'The Sibyl's Prophecy', 'The Rigmarole of Rigr', 'Wayland's Poem', 'Skirnir's Lay', and 'Loki's Quarrel'. New textual readings and interpretations are established. New light is shed on the Franks Casket and on King Alfred's interest in Wayland; new links are found between the Viking and Christian worlds. A close translation accompanies the text to give the non-specialist reader a transparent and rhythmic sense of the original. For each poem the sequence of ideas is traced in the introduction and the interpretation substantiated by a detailed commentary. Much consideration is given to the themes of the poems and the ancient ideas in which they are rooted: analogues come from many sources - Irish, Anglo-Saxon, Sanskrit, African, and Finnish. The excellence and variety of the poems give a rare insight into the genius of oral poets of the Viking age.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780198111818
  • ISBN-10: 0198111819
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publish Date: May 1997
  • Page Count: 464

Series: Poetic Edda

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Books > Poetry > Anthologies (multiple authors)
Books > Literary Criticism > European - German
Books > Literary Collections > European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

 
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