The Poetic Edda, Volume III: Mythological Poems II

The Poetic Edda Volume III Mythological Poems II This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda with parallel translations and individual introductions and commentaries Havamal notable for it

  • Title: The Poetic Edda, Volume III: Mythological Poems II
  • Author: Ursula Dronke
  • ISBN: 9780198111825
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Poetic Edda, Volume III: Mythological Poems II

    This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, with parallel translations and individual introductions and commentaries Havamal , notable for its unforgettable flashes of beauty and despair, explores the nature of human knowledge Hymiskvita is the boisterous tale of the giant Hymir Grimnismal , the lay of GrimnThis volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, with parallel translations and individual introductions and commentaries Havamal , notable for its unforgettable flashes of beauty and despair, explores the nature of human knowledge Hymiskvita is the boisterous tale of the giant Hymir Grimnismal , the lay of Grimnir, the Visored God, is a dramatic monologue spoken by Otin The final poem, Grottasongr , is the song of two girls kept as slaves by King Froti to work at his magic grindstone Ursula Dronke provides new and illuminating textual readings of these celebrated works.

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    1. Neil

      Volume one of the Oxford edition of the Poetic Edda contains the texts and English translations of four of the best heroic poems in the collection. The four poems focus on the fall of the Burgundians and the Gothic Ermanaric legend. The texts included are the Atlakviða (The Lay of Atli), Atlamál hin groenlenzku (The Greenland Ballad of Atli, The Greenlandish Lay of Atli, The Greenlandic Poem of Atli), Guðrúnarhvöt (Gudrún's Inciting, Gudrún's Lament, The Whetting of Gudrún.) and the Ham [...]

    2. Neil

      This second volume of Oxford's edition of the Poetic Edda is again the product of Ursula Dronke and contains the Norse texts and English translation of five key mythological poems taken from the Eddic corpus. The poems collected in this volume include Völuspá (Baldrs draumar (is given as an appendix), Rígsþula, Völundarkviða, Lokasenna and Skírnismál.The texts and translations of the poems themselves only take up 50 or so pages, the rest of the book is taken up by introductions, commenta [...]

    3. Bill

      This is the scholarly work on the poetic Eddas with the Old Icelandic poem on one side of the page and the English translation on the other side followed by commentary at the end of the poem. The book is an amazing feat of scholarship but it is not for everyone. I almost did not read it but I am glad I did it is well worth the effort. If the book has a problem it has been out of print for forty years and Volumes 2,3, and 4 are not readily available and are very expensive on amazon. I guess they [...]

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