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Poetic Edda

Poetic Edda

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Published by Texas U.P .
Written in English


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Statementtrans. with an intro. and notes by L.M. Hollander.
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Open LibraryOL14115354M

Books similar to The Poetic Edda The Poetic Edda. by Unknown. avg. rating Ratings. 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 poe. The companion volume to Dover's The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems, this vibrant compilation presents the heroic sagas of Scandinavia's ancient oral traditions. These timeless legends of superhuman warriors and doomed lovers have inspired storytellers such as Richard Wagner and J. R. R. Tolkien and continue to enchant modern readers/5.

The Poetic Edda, Volumes Scandinavian classics Scandinavian classics, nos. 21 & 22 The Poetic Edda, Henry Adams Bellows: Translated by: Henry Adams Bellows: Publisher: Princeton University Press, Original from: the University of California: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Prose Edda, a collection of narrative literature, and its companion, the Poetic Edda. The poems originated in Iceland, Norway, and Greenland between the ninth and 13th centuries, when they were compiled in a unique manuscript known as the Codex Regius.

  The later "Younger" or Prose Edda, gathered or transcribed by Snorri Sturluson in about CE, is the other such source, largely drawing on and even directly quoting from the poetic . Our next book in the Book of the Month Club will be The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide, by Noah Tetzner. Published in , this work provides a look into the myths and legends of the medieval Norse. The Poetic Edda comprises a mythology of gods and their human heroes who are driven by honor, lust, and.


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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/5(79).

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/5.

"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 /5().

Since the rediscovery of the Poetic Edda in the seventeenth century, its poetry has fascinated artists as diverse as Thomas Gray, Richard Wagner, and Jorge Luis is the first complete translation to be published in Britain for fifty years, and it includes a scholarly introduction, notes, a genealogy of the gods and giants, and an index of names/5(3).

The Poetic Edda is the more commonly used title (in conjunction with the Prose Edda by Snorri)so perhaps the Penguin title is slightly misleading for the unwary.

Both translations are good and well annotated but you probably don't need to own by: The collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda contains the great narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, The Doom of the 3/5(2).

The Poetic Edda is not only of the highest interest to students of antiquity; in the exceptionally detailed and complete translations included here, it offers lovers of poetry and myth some of the most remarkable surviving specimens from a distant age of poet-singers and oral traditions/5(23).

The Poetic Eddas are the oral literature of Iceland, which were finally written down from to C.E. The Eddas are a primary source for our knowledge of ancient Norse pagan beliefs. This translation of the Poetic Eddas by Henry Adams Bellows is highly readable.

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Books. Henry Adams Bellows THE POETIC EDDA Two Volumes in One 1st Edition 5th Printing Hardcover New York The American-Scandinavian Foundation Near Fine in boards. Text block speckled, corners bumped. Seller Rating: % positive. The Poetic Edda: Translated From the Icelandic With an Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint).

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This unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda, a principal source for Old Norse cosmography and the legends of Odin, Loki, and Thor. The volume also provides very useful introductions that sketch the critical history of the Eddas.

By applying new theoretical approaches (feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist) to each /5(3). TOLKIEN'S BOOKSHELF #2: THE POETIC EDDA The Poetic Edda, also known as The Elder Edda, is a collection of thirty-four Icelandic poems, interwoven with prose, dating from the 9th century to the 12th.

Tolkien readily acknowledged his debt to this source/5(7). The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth.

In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related/5(K). This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, distinct in theme and style.

They are played out between the twilight of Porr's old religion and the daybreak of the new. A man, sure that enemies are near, enters a hall full of diners at a table and calls out `Blessings on the givers'.

At once he is welcomed and fed above all he is talked. The Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems primarily preserved in the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript Codex Regius. Along with Snorri Sturluson's Prose. Home Categories Recent Authors Lists Series Collections Donate About Contact F.A.Q Search ☰.

The poems of the Poetic Edda form the most complete and authentic body of surviving pre-Christian Germanic religious and magical lore. The mythological poems of the Elder Edda hold the keys to the understanding and practice of the pre-Christian religion of the Germanic peoples.

This book enables the reader to fathom theFile Size: 2MB. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related.

The Poetic Edda is the precursor to Snorri's Edda. If one doesn't know anything about How does one rate a collection of stories that were sung or told by word of mouth in the 7thth century Scandinavia?/5.

The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related/5(2).

we find: "This book is called Edda, which Snorri Sturluson composed." This work, well known as the Prose Edda, Snorri's Edda or the {p. xiv} Younger Edda, has recently been made available to readers of English in the admirable translation by Arthur G.

Brodeur, published by the American-Scandinavian Foundation in The Poetic Edda, also known as the Elder Edda, is a collection of songs from medieval Iceland, consisting of a collection of gods songs with mythological content, more specifically referring to Germanic mythology, and a collection of hero songs with mainly epic content, referring to historical mainly relate to descendants of the royal families from the Völsung family.The Prose Edda.

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