By John McKinnell,Donata Kick,John Shafer
Essays on Eddic Poetry provides a variety of vital articles on previous Norse literature by means of famous medievalist John McKinnell. whereas McKinnell’s paintings addresses some of the perennial concerns within the learn of previous Norse, this assortment has a distinct concentrate on the interaction among heathen and Christian world-views within the poems.
Among the texts tested are Hávamál, together with an elegantly cynical poem approximately Óðinn’s sexual intrigues and a extra mystical one approximately his self-sacrifice at the world-tree with a purpose to achieve magical knowledge; Vǫlundarkviða, which recounts an elvish smith’s revenge for his captivity and maiming; and Hervararkviða, the place the heroine bravely yet foolishly increases her useless father to call for the lethal sword Tyrfingr from him.
Originally released among 1988 and 2008, those twelve essays disguise quite a lot of mythological and heroic poems and feature been revised and up to date to mirror the newest scholarship.
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Essays on Eddic Poetry (Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS)) by John McKinnell,Donata Kick,John Shafer