The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Compact Disc)

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The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Compact Disc)

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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 thirteenth-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

Product Details ISBN: 9781982597504
ISBN-10: 198259750X
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
Language: English