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The prose Edda : Norse mythology

Author: Snorri Sturluson; Jesse L Byock
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edda Snorra Sturlusonar. English.
Prose Edda.
London : Penguin, 2005
(DLC) 2007296350
(OCoLC)59352542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Snorri Sturluson; Jesse L Byock
ISBN: 9781101487747 1101487747 9780141912745 014191274X
OCLC Number: 619674572
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 180 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
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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