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Details of The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda
Exact title of book
The Poetic Edda
Book author
Carolyne Larrington
ISBN
9780192823830
Publisher
OUP Oxford
Published
Jan 19, 1997
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
368
File size (in PDF)
3312 kB

Some brief overview of book

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 Gods. The mythological poems explore the wisdom of the gods and giants, narrating Thors adventures against the hostile giants and the gods rivalries amongst themselves. The heroic poems trace the exploits of the hero Helgi and his valkyrie bride, the tragic tale of Sigurd and Brynhilds doomed love, and the terrible drama of Sigurds widow Gudrun and her children.

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 Borges.

About book author

Larrington has published widely on Old Norse myth, legends, and literature, inlcuding co-editing two volumes of essays on eddic poetry wiht Paul Acker. Her books include King Arthurs Enchantresses Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition (IB Tauris, 2006) and Magical Tales Myth, Legend and Enchantment in Childrens Books (with Diane Purkiss, Bodleian Library, 2013). the terrible drama of Sigurds widow Gudrun and her children. 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 Borges.

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