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Tekijän teokset

The Poetic Edda (1000) 2,597 kappaletta
Poltetun Njallin saaga (1350) 2,327 kappaletta
The Saga of the Volsungs (1270) 1,586 kappaletta
Lohilaaksolaisten saaga (1245) 911 kappaletta
Orkneylaisten saaga (1200) 589 kappaletta
Grettir Väkevän saaga (1997) 557 kappaletta
The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (1400) 384 kappaletta
Eyrbyggja Saga (1973) 336 kappaletta
Gunnlaugr Käärmeenkielen saaga ja muita lyhytsaagoja (1800)eräät painokset294 kappaletta
Eddan jumalrunot (1982) 245 kappaletta
Gísli Súrinpojan saaga (1210) 240 kappaletta
Two Viking Romances (1996) 166 kappaletta
The Poetic Edda: Heroic Poems (1969) 141 kappaletta
Saga of Erik the Red (1967) 43 kappaletta
Tristan et Iseut (1986) 26 kappaletta
The Confederates (1976) 13 kappaletta
Sverresoga (1995) 5 kappaletta
The Greenlanders saga (1976) 5 kappaletta
Soga um Hønse-Tore 3 kappaletta
Erikskrönikan 3 kappaletta
Soga um Ragnar Lodbrok (2013) 2 kappaletta
Heiðarvíga Saga (2012) 1 kappale
Völuspá 1 kappale
The Norse Myths 1 kappale

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13th c. CE
13th-14th c. CE
Who wrote these Icelandic sagas is unknown, and they have been collected based on genre, not authorship.



The Poetic Edda LE, Folio Society Devotees (tammikuu 2021)


This was great! Sometimes the old Icelandic sagas can be a bit dry with all the pedigrees and various relationships.

I don't know how much the translator helped, but there were some seriously badass action scenes in this saga - heroes sliding on ice, catching spears and throwing them back, limbs flying everywhere. I wonder if it also counts as one of the earliest courtroom dramas, because legal intrigue is what we get in between the episodes of violence.

Characters' personalities and motives are typically understated as usual in such sagas. However you get intriguing glimpses of their natures, such as with Skarp-Hedin's enigmatic smiles.

Definitely one of my favourites of the genre, with action, intrigue, and drama in spades.
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weemanda | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
The heroic section is like an expanded universe for my favourite saga of all time - the Volsung Saga. I'd been wondering what happened to Helgi and this book of traditional poems tells me that, plus a bunch of other tantalising details not contained in the saga. Despite being translated from old Norse poetry it is surprisingly readable.

From the mythological section I've developed a theory: I'm utterly convinced that Odin and Loki were lovers! Sounds bizarre but I swear the text supports it - they were actually blood brothers (not father and adopted son), when accusations of homosexuality are flying around neither of them denies it, Loki enjoys cross-dressing and switching genders, and they both practise traditionally-feminine types of magic. Case closed.

On a more serious note, it's somewhat surprising to see how accepting of disabilities the Vikings apparently were. There's a whole passage about how everyone is useful regardless of disability and most of the gods are maimed in some way or another. Tyr is one-handed, Odin lost an eye, Hod is blind, and at one point it's suggested that Heimdall traded his hearing for better vision (although at another point it's stated he has super-human hearing, so who knows).

Absolutely recommended for any lover of Viking mythology, as it's one of the extremely few original sources.
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weemanda | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
My first sagas. I chose them because they are the two that mention Gudrid (the Far Traveler), and while I liked them a lot they didn't pull me in and hook me the way I hoped. The section at the beginning with a side-by-side comparison of The Saga of the Greenlanders and The Saga of Eirik the Red was especially helpful in seeing how these two tales overlapped and how certain elements could have gotten mixed up in the oral repetitions through the centuries.
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blueskygreentrees | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 30, 2023 |
[This rating and review refers to the Bellows translation, volume 1.]
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book - I think I had overlooked it heretofore because I obtained it late and it's a Dover edition, split into two volumes. But of all the translations of the Edda that I have (and I've comparatively read all six over the last couple of weeks) this is my new favorite. It reads easiest of all, scans wonderfully in mostly modern English and is wonderfully annotated. If you really want to understand the Poetic Edda, start here.… (lisätietoja)
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dhaxton | 1 muu arvostelu | Jun 27, 2023 |



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Saemund Sigfusson Alleged author
Ursula Dronke Editor and Translator
Hermann Palsson Translator, Editor and Translator
Lee M. Hollander Translator
Magnus Magnusson Editor and Translator
Stella M. Mills Translator
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Antti Tuuri Translator
William Morris Translator, Contributor
George W. DaSent Translator
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Patricia Terry Translator
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Felix Genzmer Translator
Anders Zorn Illustrator
Jeramy Dodds Translator
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M.C. van den Toorn Introduction
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