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The prose Edda : Norse mythology

Author: Snorri Sturluson; Jesse L Byock
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2005.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mythology, Norse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edda Snorra Sturlusonar. English.
Prose Edda.
London : Penguin, 2005
(OCoLC)619674572
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Snorri Sturluson; Jesse L Byock
ISBN: 0140447555 9780140447552 9781781394526 1781394520
OCLC Number: 59352542
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Description: xxxv, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: Map : the geographical world of the Edda --
The prose Edda --
Gylfaginning (the deluding of Gylfi) --
Skaldskaparmal (poetic diction) --
Mythic and legendary tales poetic references from Skaldskaparmal --
App. 1. The Norse cosmos and the world tree --
App. 2. The language of the Skalds : Kennings and Heiti --
App. 3. Eddic poems used as sources in Gylfaginning.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Edda Snorra Sturlusonar.
Responsibility: Snorri Sturluson ; translated with an introduction and notes by Jesse L. Byock.
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"The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." "This new translation by Jesse Byock captures the strength and subtlety of the original, while his introduction sets the tales fully in the context of Norse mythology. This edition also includes detailed notes and appendices."--Jacket

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