Essays on Eddic Poetry (BOK)

John McKinnell

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Essays on Eddic Poetry presents a selection of important articles on Old Norse literature by noted medievalist John McKinnell. While McKinnell's work addresses many of the perennial issues in the study of Old Norse, this collection has a special focus on the interplay between heathen and Christian world-views in the poems. Among the texts examined are Havamal, which includes an elegantly cynical poem about Odinn's sexual intrigues and a more mystical one about his self-sacrifice on the world-tree in order to gain magical wisdom; Volundarkvida, which recounts an elvish smith's revenge for his captivity and maiming; and Hervararkvida, where the heroine bravely but foolishly raises her dead father to demand the deadly sword Tyrfingr from him. Originally published between 1988 and 2008, these twelve essays cover a wide range of mythological and heroic poems and have been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter John McKinnell
Forlag
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442615885
Antall sider 392 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 488 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Donata Kick, John Shafer