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Poems of the Elder Edda Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Terry, Patricia (Translator), Dunn, Charles W. (Introduction by)

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ISBN: 0812282205     ISBN-13: 9780812282207
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
OUR PRICE: $26.06  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 1990


The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the "Poetic Edda". The poems originated in Iceland, Norway, and Greenland between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, when they were compiled in a unique manuscript known as the "Codex Regius".The poems are primarily lyrical rather than narrative. Terry's readable translation includes the magnificent cosmological poem "Voluspa" ("The Sibyl's Prophecy"), didactic poems concerned with mythology and the everyday conduct of life, and heroic poems, of which an important group is concerned with the story of Sigurd and Brynhild."Poems of the Elder Edda" will appeal to students of Old Norse, Icelandic, and Medieval literature, as well as to general readers of poetry.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | European - German
- Poetry | Ancient & Classical
- Literary Collections | Medieval
Dewey: 839.61
LCCN: 89-70689
Lexile Measure: 970(Not Available)
Series: Middle Ages
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 6" W x 8.9" (0.90 lbs) 304 pages
Features: Glossary
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