The Poetic Edda: Volume III Mythological Poems II

Hardcover | June 26, 2011

EditorUrsula Dronke

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This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, with parallel translations and individual introductions and commentaries. 'Havamal', notable for its unforgettable flashes of beauty and despair, explores the nature of human knowledge.'Hymiskvida' is the boisterous tale of the giant Hymir. 'Grimnismal', the lay of Grimnir, the Visored God, is a dramatic monologue spoken by Odin. The final poem, 'Grottasongr', is the song of two girls kept as slaves by King Frodi to work at his magic grindstone. Ursula Dronke provides new andilluminating textual readings of these celebrated works.

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This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, with parallel translations and individual introductions and commentaries. 'Havamal', notable for its unforgettable flashes of beauty and despair, explores the nature of human knowledge.'Hymiskvida' is the boisterous tale of the giant ...

Ursula Dronke is Emeritus Vigfusson Reader in Ancient Icelandic Literature and Antiquities, University of Oxford and and Emeritus Fellow, Linacre College, Oxford. Her publications include The Poetic Edda: Volume I: Heroic Poems and Volume II: Mythological Poems (both Clarendon Press), and The role of sexual themes in Njals saga: The...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:June 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroductionHavamalI. Text and TranslationII. Introduction(i). Itineraries(ii). Odin with men and womenIII. CommentaryHymiskvidaI. Text and TranslationII. CommentaryIII. The winning of the giant's cauldronIV. The Christian origins of the story of Torr's killing of the World Serpent(A). Learned sources(B). Sixteen fragments of the Skaldic VerseV. The missing rowing scene after Hymiskvida 19VI. Two intrusive stanzas in the text of HymiskvidaVII. Hymiskvida and folktale: The breaking of the giant's glass gobletGrimnismalI. Text and translationII. Grimnismal: a ForewordIII. CommentaryGrottasongrI. Text and translationII. CommentaryIII. The Story of Grotti(i). The earliest verse records of Frodi's mill Grotti(ii). Later recordsThe ManuscriptsBibliography