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The Poetic Edda
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"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a thirteenth-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.
"Jackson Crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings." (Dick Ringler, professor emeritus of English and Scandinavian studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Von Utilisateur anonyme Am hilfreichsten 25.10.2019
A cultural insight
Listeners who expect stories of gruesome battles and bloodbaths will be disappointed as the Poetic Edda focuses on stories on family, intrigue and wisdom.
It is challenging to keep up with the poems as their creators were unaware of the meaning of a storyline
but with the guidance of Mr. Crawford you will certainly enjoy to learn about the ways of the old Norse.