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This review is from: The Nibelungenlied (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
In my opinion the translator has attempted to make this old heroic germanic myth more accessible to the 'modern' reader. Its not written in a poetic form as you would expect but in more of a novel format which has made it lifeless and dull. The only other copy ive read was published some time ago and was translated and written in more traditional poetic verse and was FAR superior to this version. My advice is find a more traditional version of the poem as this version has destroyed the original vision of what the poem was supposed to be- a heroic teutonic legend. This is more like reading your gas bill. Not recommended at all.