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The Poetic Edda : stories of the Norse gods and heroes / translated and Edited, with Introduction, by Jackson Crawford.

Crawford, Jackson, (translator,, editor.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781624663567
  • ISBN: 1624663567
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 366 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Indianapolis ; Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Poems about gods and elves -- Poems about heroes.
Summary, etc.:
""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 Wisconsin?Madison"--Amazon.
Language Note:
Translated from the Old Icelandic.
Subject: Eddas > Translations into English.
Old Norse poetry.
Mythology, Norse > Poetry.
Genre: Fiction.

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Marshall Public Library 839.61 CRA (Text) 33391000308305 Adult Non-fiction In transit -

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