The Poetic Edda by Carolyne LarringtonThe Poetic Edda by Carolyne Larrington

The Poetic Edda

byCarolyne Larrington

Paperback | September 11, 2014

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'She sees, coming up a second time,Earth from the ocean, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them,over the mountain hunting fish.'After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandicmythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. The one-eyed Odin, red-bearded Thor, Loki the trickster, the lovely goddesses and the giants who are their enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer, Brynhild the shield-maiden, and the implacableGudrun. New in this revised translation are the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword.Comic, tragic, instructive, grandiose, witty and profound, the poems of the Edda have influenced artists from Wagner to Tolkien and a new generation of video-game and film makers.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About The Author

Carolyne 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 Arthur's Enchantresses: Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition (IB Tauris, 2006) and Magical Tales: Myth, Legend and Enchantment in Children's Boo...

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Title:The Poetic EddaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199675341

ISBN - 13:9780199675340

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intersting Ancient epics are usually my thing, but this was interesting and readable
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good translation of a classic A good translation of a classic - correct and still readable.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from .... A classic. A must if you're in to anything Norse. Also I think it's silly that Kobo has a minimum amount that you have to write in reviews.
Date published: 2015-10-27