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The Nibelungenlied: The Lay of the Nibelungs (Oxford World's Classics)

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The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs, a priceless treasure guarded by dwarves and giants, an Amazonian queen, fortune-telling water-sprites, and a cloak of invisibility. Driven by the conflict between Kriemhilt, the innocent maiden turned she-devil, and her antagonist, the stoic, indomitable Hagen, the story is one of love, jealousy, murder, and revenge, ending in slaughter on a horrific scale. Since its rediscovery in the eighteenth century, the Nibelungenlied has come to be regarded as the national epic of the Germans, and has inspired countless adaptations, including Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. Cyril Edwards' prose translation, the first in forty years, is more accurate and accessible and captures the poem's epic qualities. Edwards also provides an introduction that discusses the poem's historical background and its status as German national epic. The volume includes an up-to-date bibliography, invaluable notes, a map, and a list of people and places.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Cyril Edwards is Lecturer in German, St. Peter's College, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199238545
Author:
Edwards, Cyril
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Nibelungenlied English
Author:
null, Cyril
Subject:
Epic poetry, German.
Subject:
Nibelungen.
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Germany
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.7 in 0.469 lb

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