The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Hackett Classics)

The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Hackett Classics) Author Jackson Crawford
ISBN-10 1624663567
ISBN-13 9781624663567
Year 2015-03-05
Pages 392
Language English
Publisher Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
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The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice Here it is at last Odin be praised and well worth the wait These amazing texts from a 13th century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical mythological and literary importance containing the lion s share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre Christian Scandinavians their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world etc Jackson Crawford s modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction they supply today s readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs motivations and values of the Vikings Dick Ringler Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of WisconsinMadison

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