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The Poetic Edda: Volume III Mythological Poems II: 3 (Dronke Poetic Edda) [Hardcover]

The late Ursula Dronke

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26 May 2011 Dronke Poetic Edda (Book 3)
This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, with parallel translations and individual introductions and commentaries. 'Hávamál', notable for its unforgettable flashes of beauty and despair, explores the nature of human knowledge. 'Hymiskviða' is the boisterous tale of the giant Hymir. 'Grímnismál', the lay of Grímnir, the Visored God, is a dramatic monologue spoken by Óðin. The final poem, 'Gróttasöngr', is the song of two girls kept as slaves by King Fróði to work at his magic grindstone. Ursula Dronke provides new and illuminating textual readings of these celebrated works.

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The strength of Dronke's edition undoubtedly lies in its literary interpretation of the text and it's English translation (Margaret Clunies Ross, Journal of English and Germanic Philology)

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Ursula Dronke is Emeritus Vigfusson Reader in Ancient Icelandic Literature and Antiquities, University of Oxford and and Emeritus Fellow, Linacre College, Oxford. Her publications include The Poetic Edda: Volume I: Heroic Poems and Volume II: Mythological Poems (both Clarendon Press), and The role of sexual themes in Njáls saga: The Dorothea Coke memorial lecture in northern studies (Viking Society for Northern Research).

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I have been working on a translation of Beowulf for the past three years, inspired to do this by my love of JRRTolkien and his writing. Since his inspiration for a lot of his legendarium came from the Northern tales, I have begun a study of them as well. This book is well organized, clear and concise, and has become very helpful. It is also vastly entertaining, and full of legendary characters who have all stood the test of time. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Northern mythology.
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Amazing, the icelandic and english is exactly what any viking buff is looking for, plus Havamal is perfect for Asatru adherents looking for a more "way to live" lesson in their believes.
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