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The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda
Author: Paul Acker
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815316602
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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 of the major poems, this book yields a variety of powerful and convincing readings. Contributors to the collection are both young scholars and senior figures in the discipline, and are of varying nationalities (American, British, Australian, Scandinavian, and Icelandic), thus ensuring a range of interpretations from different corners of the scholarly community. The new translations included here make available for the first time to English-speaking students the intriguing methodologies that are currently developing in Scandinavia. An essential collection of scholarship for any Old Norse course, The Poetic Edda will also be of interest to scholars of Indo-European myth, as well as those who study the theory of myth.
The Poetic Edda
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Paul Acker, Paul Leonard Acker, Carolyne Larrington
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Psychology Press
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 of the major poems, this book yields a variety of powerful and convincing readings. Contributors to the collection are both young scholars and senior figures in the discipline, and are of varying nationalities (American, British, Australian, Scandinavian, and Icelandic), thus ensuring a range of interpretations from different corners of the scholarly community. The new translations included here make available for the first time to English-speaking students the intriguing methodologies that are currently developing in Scandinavia. An essential collection of scholarship for any Old Norse course, The Poetic Edda will also be of interest to scholars of Indo-European myth, as well as those who study the theory of myth.
The Poetic Edda
Language: en
Pages: 347
Authors: Carolyne Larrington
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry contains the greater narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods.
The Poetic Edda
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Carolyne Larrington
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-01 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
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. Collected by an unidentified Icelander, probably during the twelfth or thirteenth century, The Poetic Edda was rediscovered in Iceland in the seventeenth century by Danish scholars. Even then its value as poetry, as a source of historical information, and as a collection of entertaining stories was recognized. This meticulous translation succeeds in reproducing the verse patterns, the rhythm, the mood, and the dignity of the original in a revision that Scandinavian Studies says "may well grace anyone's bookshelf."
The Poetic Edda: Mythological poems
Language: en
Pages: 443
Authors: Ursula Dronke
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This volume presents five Norse poems, originally of oral composition, from the late ninth to the early eleventh century. Each has a translation and commentary, intoduction, analysis of structure and meaning, provenance and date.
The Poetic Edda
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Jackson Crawford
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-05 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing
"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
The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jackson Crawford
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-08 - Publisher: Courier Corporation
The ancient oral traditions of the Norsemen live on in these translations known as the "Lays of the Gods." This 13th-century collection recaptures a mythical world that influenced Tolkien and other storytellers.
The Poetic Edda
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Henry Adams Bellows
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-14 - Publisher: Courier Corporation
This vibrant compilation presents the heroic sagas of ancient Scandinavia. Its timeless legends of superhuman warriors and doomed lovers have inspired Wagner's "Ring Cycle" and Tolkien's "Middle-earth."
The Poetic Edda - a Book That Inspired Tolkien
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Henry Adams Bellows
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07 - Publisher: Leaves of Gold Press
THE POETIC EDDA - With Original Illustrations. A BOOK THAT INSPIRED TOLKIEN. Also contains the original Old Norse text, side by side with English translations. 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. Professor J. R. R. Tolkien readily acknowledged his debt to this source. He was sixteen years old when the Viking Club of London published this beautifully illustrated translation by Olive Bray. Readers of Tolkien's work will easily spot his inspirations - the names of the dwarves in The Hobbit; riddle games; Mirkwood; the Paths of the Dead; an underworld creature being tricked into remaining above-ground until dawn, when sunlight turns him to stone; different races calling a single thing by various names, and more. The language is archaic, so for 21st century readers a glossary is provided at the back of this book, as well as an index of names to help identify all the characters. Bray's lengthy introduction has also been revised for modern readers, and some footnote citations omitted; all else remains as it was in Tolkien's time.Remarkably in Bray's edition, the original Icelandic text was
The Poetic Edda
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Ursula Dronke
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda - 'Hávamál', 'Hymiskvia', 'Grímnismál', and 'Gróttasöngr' - with parallel translations, introductions, and illuminating commentaries.
The Poetic Edda
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Northegr Foundation
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher:
The Poetic Edda, a collection of Old Norse poems, is one of the primary sources of Norse myth and heroic tradition. The Edda is divided into two sections: the mythological layswhich deal with the deities and Norse cosmology, and the heroic layswhich deal with the Völsung cycle (Sigurd, Gudrun, Bryhild, Hogni, etc.). In this Northvegr edition, Thorpe's translation is presented unabridged and unedited. Included in this translation are lays that are not normally included in other translations, including Hrafnagaldr Óðins, Sólarljóð and Gróttasongr.