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The Prose Edda - Tales from Norse Mythology (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition)

Snorri Sturluson; Translated by Jean I. Young

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"Prose Edda" is a work without predecessor or parallel. It was designed as a handbook for poets to compose in the style of the skalds of the Viking ages. It is an exposition of the rule of poetic diction with many examples, applications, and retellings of myths and legends. Snorri Sturluson feared that the traditional techniques of Norse poetics, the pagan kennings, and the allusions to mythology would be forgotten with the introduction of new verse forms from Europe. The present selection includes the whole of Gylfaginning ("The deluding of Gylfi") - a guide to mythology that forms one of the great storybooks of the Middle Ages - and the longer heroic tales and legends of "Skaldskaparmal" (Poetic diction). Snorri Sturluson was a master storyteller, and this translation in modern idiom of the inimitable tales of the gods and heroes of the Scandinavian peoples brings them to life again.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Snorri Sturluson
Translators: Jean I. Young
Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 131
Edition: 3 Revised Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-27305-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Myth & legend told as fiction
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Norse religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Norse religion
LSN: 0-520-27305-2
Barcode: 9780520273054

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