Larringtons version of The Poetic Edda
has been beautifully translated, and the flow of each poem is perfect. (Kirsty Hewitt, Book Hugger
A 750-year-old haul of Icelandic verse might not sound like cutting-edge entertainment but these sinewy sagas include such modern elements as gutsy heroines and ultra-violence. (Christopher Hirst, Independent
these sinewy sagas include such modern elements as gutsy heroines and ultra-violence (Independent
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 Books
(with Diane Purkiss, Bodleian Library, 2013).