The Saga Of The Volsungs


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The Saga Of The Volsungs

The Saga Of The Volsungs Author by :
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2001-10-20
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 0520232852
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Total Download : 504

A trove of traditional lore, this Icelandic prose epic tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung. The saga is of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle. With its magical ring acquired by the hero, and the sword to be reforged, the saga has also been a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J.R.R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. Byock's comprehensive introduction explores the history, legends, and myths contained in the saga and traces the d
Category: Literary Collections

The Saga Of The Volsungs

The Saga Of The Volsungs Author by : Jesse L Byock
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-05-27
Publisher by : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141921556
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Total Download : 722

Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating strands from the oral narratives of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman Empire. One of the great books of world literature, the saga is an unforgettable tale of princely jealousy, unrequited love, greed and vengeance. With its cursed trea
Category: Fiction

The Saga Of The Volsungs

The Saga Of The Volsungs Author by :
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-04
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 9780520272996
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Total Download : 975

"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 I
Category: Social Science

The Saga Of The Volsungs

The Saga Of The Volsungs Author by : Jackson Crawford
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017
Publisher by : Hackett Publishing Company
ISBN : 1624666337
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Total Download : 690

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.
Category: Sagas
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