Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Poetic Edda (edition 1986)
The Poetic Edda by Anonymous
Is contained in
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (31)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0292764995, Paperback)
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."
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:01:05 -0400)
No library descriptions found.
An edition of this book was published by University of Texas Press.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.