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Publisher Description

The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Prose Edda, a collection of narrative literature, and its companion, the Poetic Edda. The poems originated in Iceland, Norway, and Greenland between the ninth and 13th centuries, when they were compiled in a unique manuscript known as the Codex Regius. The poems are primarily lyrical rather than narrative. Terry's fine translation includes the magnificent cosmological poem, "The Völuspá", 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 and listeners of poetry. This audio version presents each poem followed by the translator's notes.

GENRE
Drama & Poetry
NARRATOR
Shiromi Arserio, Wanda Moats, Matthew Posner, ThomaS Landbo
LENGTH
06:25
hr min
RELEASED
2015
October 12
PUBLISHER
Mondello Publishing
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
291.3
MB

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