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Prose Edda is a work without predecessor or parallel. 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. Prose Edda 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. 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 Skáldskaparmál (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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"Prose Edda" 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.

Synopsis:

One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of learning, respecting, and continuing traditional Icelandic poetic styles.

About the Author

Iceland's most versatile literary genius, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) was born in western Iceland, the son of a great chieftain. Early in his career, he won a reputation at home and in Norway for his poetic talents. Later he traveled to Norway and wrote about the lives of the kings: Heimskringla Saga, Egil's Saga, and Saint Oláf's Saga, a work unsurpassed in Icelandic prose.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520234772
Subtitle:
Tales from Norse Mythology
Translator:
Young, Jean L.
Author:
Sturluson, Snorri
Author:
Young, Jean I.
Author:
g, Jean I.
Author:
Youn
Author:
Young, Jean L.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Mythology, norse
Subject:
Scalds and scaldic poetry
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
116
Publication Date:
20020425
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
131
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 x 0.38 in 6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "Prose Edda" 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.
"Synopsis" by , One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of learning, respecting, and continuing traditional Icelandic poetic styles.
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