Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 0141393696
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 'So the company of men led a careless life, All was well with them: until One began To encompass evil, an enemy from hell. Grendel they called this cruel spirit...' J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would be recognised today as a significant figure in the rediscovery of these extraordinary tales. Legends from the Ancient North brings together from Penguin Classics five of the key works behind Tolkien's fiction.They are startling, brutal, strange pieces of writing, with an elemental power brilliantly preserved in these translations.They plunge the reader into a world of treachery, quests, chivalry, trials of strength.They are the most ancient narratives that exist from northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of the magical landscape of Middle-earth (Midgard) which Tolkien remade in the 20th century.

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-04
  • ISBN : 0520272994
  • Pages : 145 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-04 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a book of the highest importance. No one should attempt to teach about Viking society or claim to understand it without being familiar with this chilling and enduring myth."--Eleanor Searle, author of Predatory Kinship & the Creation of Norman Power "Byock's translation is excellent, but his thorough introduction is of equal scholarly importance. . . . His section on Richard Wagner's use of the Volsung material in writing his Ring will expand the topic toward modern Wagnerians."--Michael Bell, University of Colorado "The Saga of the Volsungs is one of the most important texts of Old Icelandic literature, with its treatment of Old Scandinavian heroic traditions. . . . The most difficult part of the text to translate is, of course, the poetry, but also here the translator has been successful."--Vésteinn Olason, University of Oslo

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Author : Jesse Byock
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2004-05-27
  • ISBN : 0141921552
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by Jesse Byock and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2004-05-27 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The epic Viking Age stories that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien and Wagner's Ring cycle Written in thirteenth-century Iceland but based on ancient Norse poetry cycles, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. It tells of the cursed treasure of the Rhine, a sword reforged and a magic ring of power, and at its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. One of the great books of world literature, the saga is an unforgettable tale of princely jealousy, unrequited love, greed, vengeance and the downfall of a dynasty. Translated with an Introduction by Jesse L. Byock

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Author : Jackson Crawford
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing Company
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781624666339
  • Pages : 182 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by Jackson Crawford and published by Hackett Publishing Company. This book was released on 2017 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members--including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

Book V  lsunga Saga

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1870
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 336 pages

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Book The Saga of the Volsungs

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by R. G. Finch and published by . This book was released on 1965 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Story of the Volsungs  Volsunga Saga   with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda

Download or read The Story of the Volsungs Volsunga Saga with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda PDF, written by Anonymous and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2019-11-19 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga); with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda" by Anonymous (translated by Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Book The Saga of the Volsungs   The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok Together with The Lay of Kraka

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok Together with The Lay of Kraka PDF, written by and published by Ams PressInc. This book was released on 1978 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Volsungs Saga

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  • Author : William Morris
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2018-12-17
  • ISBN : 3748138458
  • Pages : 164 pages

Download or read The Volsungs Saga PDF, written by William Morris and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-12-17 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of all the stories kept in being by the saga-tellers and left for our delight, there is none that so epitomises human experience; has within the same space so much of nature and of life; so fully the temper and genius of the Northern folk, as that of the Volsungs and Niblungs, which has in varied shapes entered into the literature of many lands. In the beginning there is no doubt that the story belonged to the common ancestral folk of all the Teutonic of Scando-Gothic peoples in the earliest days of their wanderings. Whether they came from the Hindu Kush, or originated in Northern Europe, brought it with them from Asia, or evolved it among the mountains and rivers it has taken for scenery, none know nor can; but each branch of their descendants has it in one form or another, and as the Icelanders were the very crown and flower of the northern folk, so also the story which is the peculiar heritage of that folk received in their hands its highest expression and most noble form.

Book The Story of the Volsungs   Volsunga Saga

Download or read The Story of the Volsungs Volsunga Saga PDF, written by William Morris and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2015-05-06 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Book Heldensage und Heldendichtung im Germanischen

Download or read Heldensage und Heldendichtung im Germanischen PDF, written by Heinrich Beck and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1988 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Germanische Altertumskunde Online (Germanic Antiquity Studies Online) - just like the Reallexikon that has merged with it - is accompanied by supplementary volumes. This series comprises both monographs and edited volumes on specific topics from the fields of archaeology, history, and literary studies. It thus expands the database with the inclusion of aspects that require comprehensive analysis. More than 100 volumes have now appeared, from Germanenproblemen in heutiger Sicht (The Problems of Germanic Peoples from a Contemporary Perspective) to Germanische Altertumskunde im Wandel (Germanic Antiquity Studies in Flux).

Book Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland

Download or read Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland PDF, written by David R. Wyatt and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009 with total page 455 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern sensibilities have clouded historical views of slavery, perhaps more so than any other medieval social institution. Anachronistic economic rationales and notions about the progression of European civilisation have immeasurably distorted our view of slavery in the medieval context. As a result historians have focussed their efforts upon explaining the disappearance of this medieval institution rather than seeking to understand it. This book highlights the extreme cultural/social significance of slavery for the societies of medieval Britain and Ireland c. 800-1200. Concentrating upon the lifestyle, attitudes and motivations of the slave-holders and slave-raiders, it explores the violent activities and behavioural codes of Britain and Ireland s warrior-centred societies, illustrating the extreme significance of the institution of slavery for constructions of power, ethnic identity and gender.

Book Heroic Sagas and Ballads

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  • Author : Stephen A. Mitchell
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-18
  • ISBN : 1501735977
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read Heroic Sagas and Ballads PDF, written by Stephen A. Mitchell and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Heroic Sagas and Ballads, Stephen A. Mitchell examines the world of the medieval Icelandic legendary sagas and their legacy in Scandinavia. Central to his argument is the view that these heroic texts should be studied in the light of the later Icelandic Middle Ages rather than that of the Viking age, although the stories, the tellers, and the audiences are clearly concerned with exactly this period of Scandinavian history. Viewing these sagas as the products of highly diverse forms of inspiration and creation—some oral, some written—Mitchell explores their aesthetic and social dimensions, demonstrating their function both as entertainment and as a literature with a more serious purpose, one with deep roots in Nordic literary consciousness. The traditions that these sagas relate possessed an importance beyond the temporal and geographical confines of medieval Iceland, and Heroic Sagas and Ballads considers the process by which these heroic materials were subsequently recast as metrical romances in Iceland and as ballads throughout the rest of Scandinavia. It is ultimately concerned with much more than just those stories that inspired such modern writers as Richard Wagner and H. Rider Haggard; its anthropological and folkloric approach to the legendary sagas shows how the extraliterary dimensions of medieval texts can be explored. Heroic Sagas and Ballads addresses issues of central importance to medievalists, folklorists, comparatists, Scandinavianists, and students of the ballad.

Book Volsunga Saga  The Saga of the Volsungs

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Book The Literary Animal

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  • Author : Jonathan Gottschall
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 2005-12-26
  • ISBN : 0810122871
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read The Literary Animal PDF, written by Jonathan Gottschall and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-26 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically.

Book The Volsungs Saga

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  • Author : William Morris
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2019-01-09
  • ISBN : 9780368073328
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read The Volsungs Saga PDF, written by William Morris and published by Blurb. This book was released on 2019-01-09 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of all the stories kept in being by the saga-tellers and left for our delight, there is none that so epitomises human experience; has within the same space so much of nature and of life; so fully the temper and genius of the Northern folk, as that of the Volsungs and Niblungs, which has in varied shapes entered into the literature of many lands. In the beginning there is no doubt that the story belonged to the common ancestral folk of all the Teutonic of Scando-Gothic peoples in the earliest days of their wanderings. Whether they came from the Hindu Kush, or originated in Northern Europe, brought it with them from Asia, or evolved it among the mountains and rivers it has taken for scenery, none know nor can; but each branch of their descendants has it in one form or another, and as the Icelanders were the very crown and flower of the northern folk, so also the story which is the peculiar heritage of that folk received in their hands its highest expression and most noble form.

Book Storytelling

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  • Author : Josepha Sherman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-03-26
  • ISBN : 1317459385
  • Pages : 910 pages

Download or read Storytelling PDF, written by Josepha Sherman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 910 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.