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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

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ISBN : 0007323077
Pages : 384 pages
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Download The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún in PDF by J. R. R. Tolkien Full Book and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2009-05-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the epic story of the Norse hero, Sigurd, the dragon-slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrún, and the Fall of the Nibelungs.


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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

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ISBN : 9780547296289
Pages : 377 pages
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Download The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún in PDF by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Full Book and published by Houghton Mifflin. This book was released on 2009 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tolkien's retellings of the Norse legends of Sigurd, the dragon slayer and blood-brother of the Niflungs, and Gudrun, a Niflung forced to marry Attila the Hun who the murders her brothers.


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The Poetic Edda

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ISBN : 0199675341
Pages : 385 pages
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Download The Poetic Edda in PDF by Carolyne Larrington Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2014 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry contains the greater narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods.


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Tolkien, Self and Other

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ISBN : 1137398965
Pages : 290 pages
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Download Tolkien, Self and Other in PDF by Jane Chance Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-11-21 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines key points of J. R. R. Tolkien’s life and writing career in relation to his views on humanism and feminism, particularly his sympathy for and toleration of those who are different, deemed unimportant, or marginalized—namely, the Other. Jane Chance argues such empathy derived from a variety of causes ranging from the loss of his parents during his early life to a consciousness of the injustice and violence in both World Wars. As a result of his obligation to research and publish in his field and propelled by his sense of abjection and diminution of self, Tolkien concealed aspects of the personal in relatively consistent ways in his medieval adaptations, lectures, essays, and translations, many only recently published. These scholarly writings blend with and relate to his fictional writings in various ways depending on the moment at which he began teaching, translating, or editing a specific medieval work and, simultaneously, composing a specific poem, fantasy, or fairy-story. What Tolkien read and studied from the time before and during his college days at Exeter and continued researching until he died opens a door into understanding how he uniquely interpreted and repurposed the medieval in constructing fantasy.


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Sigurd’s Lament

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ISBN : 149829524X
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Sigurd’s Lament in PDF by Benjamin John Peters Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-07-14 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In literature, the advice often given is to show and not tell. In academia, it is the opposite: tell and do not show. Sigurd's Lament is a text that asks the question, can scholarship show rather than tell? On the surface, it is the collected work of a mid-twentieth-century scholar, Hawthorne Basil Peters, who has curated the life's work of his father--the translation of a Welsh epic into the alliterative meter of the English Revival. The poem is produced in full, but so too is the historic introduction, commentary, and academic apparatus. Peters, for the first time, shares with the world his father's wonderful translation and his previously unpublished academic ideas. In a text rife with distention, however, Peters draws the reader's attention to the unexpected flexibility of language and asks only one thing in return: drink deeply. For Sigurd's Lament is a text of the most serious play. It is ambiguous and obfuscating and riddled with footnotes that have lurking within them--like goblins in the weeds--future tales of past narratives.


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Popular Epics of the Middle Ages of the Norse-German and Carlovingian Cycles

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Download Popular Epics of the Middle Ages of the Norse-German and Carlovingian Cycles in PDF by John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1865 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien

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ISBN : 1780338600
Pages : 288 pages
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Download A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien in PDF by Nigel Cawthorne Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-10-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.


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Revisiting the Poetic Edda

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ISBN : 1136227865
Pages : 333 pages
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Download Revisiting the Poetic Edda in PDF by Paul Acker Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-06-26 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-slayer Sigurðr; Brynhildr the implacable shield-maiden; tragic Guðrún and her children; Attila the Hun (from a Norse perspective!); and greedy King Fróði, whose name lives on in Tolkien’s Frodo. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the poems for students, taking a number of fresh, theoretically-sophisticated and productive approaches to the poetry and its characters. Contributors bring to bear insights generated by comparative study, speech act and feminist theory, queer theory and psychoanalytic theory (among others) to raise new, probing questions about the heroic poetry and its reception. Each essay is accompanied by up-to-date lists of further reading and a contextualisation of the poems or texts discussed in critical history. Drawing on the latest international studies of the poems in their manuscript context, and written by experts in their individual fields, engaging with the texts in their original language and context, but presented with full translations, this companion volume to The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Routledge, 2002) is accessible to students and illuminating for experts. Essays also examine the afterlife of the heroic poems in Norse legendary saga, late medieval Icelandic poetry, the nineteenth-century operas of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the recently published (posthumous) poem by Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.


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A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1119691443
Pages : 596 pages
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Download A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien in PDF by Stuart D. Lee Full Book and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-07-21 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new edition of the definitive academic companion to Tolkien’s life and literature A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien provides readers with an in-depth examination of the author’s life and works, covering Tolkien’s fiction and mythology, his academic writing, and his continuing impact on contemporary literature and culture. Presenting forty-one essays by a panel of leading scholars, the Companion analyzes prevailing themes found in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, posthumous publications such as The Silmarillion and The Fall of Arthur, lesser-known fiction and poetry, literary essays, and more. This second edition of the Companion remains the most complete and up-to-date resource of its kind, encompassing new Tolkien publications, original scholarship, The Hobbit film adaptations, and the biographical drama Tolkien. Five entirely new essays discuss the history of fantasy literature, the influence of classical mythology on Tolkien, folklore and fairytales, diversity, and Tolkien fandom. This Companion also: Explores Tolkien’s impact on art, film, music, gaming, and later generations of fantasy fiction writers Discusses themes such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil Presents a detailed overview of Tolkien’s legendarium, including Middle-earth mythology and invented languages and writing systems Includes a brief chronology of Tolkien’s works and life, further reading suggestions, and end-of-chapter bibliographies A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone formally studying or teaching Tolkien in academic settings, and an invaluable resource for general readers with interest in Tolkien’s works or fans of the films wanting to discover more.


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The Nibelungenlied

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ISBN : 0191572683
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Nibelungenlied in PDF by Full Book and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2010-02-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'In ancient tales many marvels are told us ... now you may hear such marvels told!' 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, and the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs with its priceless treasure-hoard guarded by dwarves and giants, of Prünhilt the 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 human tragedy, of love, jealousy, murder, and revenge, ending in slaughter on a horrific scale. The work of an anonymous poet of c.1200, since its rediscovery in the eighteenth century the Nibelungenlied has come to be regarded as the national epic of the Germans. It has inspired countless reworkings and adaptations, including two masterpieces: Fritz Lang's two-part film, and Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. This is the first prose translation for over forty years: accurate and compelling, it is accompanied by a wealth of useful background information. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280)

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 9780801444081
Pages : 268 pages
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Download The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180-1280) in PDF by Theodore Murdock Andersson Full Book and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Andersson introduces readers to the development of the Icelandic sagas between 1180 and 1280, a crucial period that witnessed a gradual shift of emphasis from tales of adventure and personal distinction to the analysis of politics and history.


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Teutonic Myth and Legend

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ISBN : 1312546654
Pages : 466 pages
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Download Teutonic Myth and Legend in PDF by Donald A. Mackenzie Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-09-23 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teutonic Myth and Legend - An Introduction to the Eddas & Sagas, Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied, etc. This is a good collection of Northern myths, interspersed with poems and passages in classic literature that were inspired by (or are adaptations of) these myths. Like most myth collections, each story stands alone and a search for plot cohesion or smooth continuity will end in frustration. But each stand-alone is rich in imagery and a certain dreaminess that, in aggregate with all the other stories, impart a fierce, cold, clear imaginative state that lingers far after you've closed the book.


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CliffsNotes on Mythology

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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 054418288X
Pages : 211 pages
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Download CliffsNotes on Mythology in PDF by James Weigel Full Book and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2007-08-20 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories depict life's lessons and personal relationships and present a moral code of human conduct. These stories are also a map to understanding history. This CliffsNotes guide covers Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, as well as the Arthurian legends. Features that help you figure out these important works include An introduction to mythology The main gods of various cultures Review questions Recommended readings Genealogical tables of major gods Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


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The Ring of Truth and Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

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ISBN : 0190267119
Pages : 425 pages
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Download The Ring of Truth and Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry in PDF by Wendy Doniger Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 'The Ring of Truth', Wendy Doniger expertly unfolds the cultural and historical significance of rings and other kinds of circular jewelry through timeless stories taken from mythology, religious traditions, and literature.


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There and Back Again

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ISBN : 0857721666
Pages : 320 pages
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Download There and Back Again in PDF by Mark Atherton Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-08-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.' The prophetic words of Galadriel, addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlorien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien's own fiction. For decades, hobbits and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson's films: first "The Lord of the Rings", and now his new "The Hobbit". But for all Tolkien's global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker's own myth-making have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. "There and Back Again" offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born.


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Cultural Legacies of Old Norse Literature

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ISBN : 1843846381
Pages : 233 pages
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Download Cultural Legacies of Old Norse Literature in PDF by Dustin Geeraert Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2022-08-23 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The cultural and literary legacy of medieval Iceland, with its roots in Norse heathen religion, heroic literature, and Viking Age history, is the focus of this volume. Its chapters examine the history and reception of a particular text or topic within this remarkable tradition. They treat a number of topics, including the legendary dragon-slayer Sigurd, the many personas of the mysterious god Odin, aspects of the ancient mythology of gods and giants, the early settlement of Iceland, the defiant Viking warriors known as the "Sworn Brothers", the entrepreneurial role of cloth production in medieval Scandinavia, the codicology and book history of key literary works, the many references to medieval Nordic lore in modern fiction and poetry, and the cultural position of islands such as Iceland in relation to the ebb and flow of religions, institutions and empires. Reconsidering these areas of Old Norse-Icelandic literary culture reveals the striking resilience and adaptability of its traditions, through a startling variety of transformations.


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Children into Swans

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ISBN : 0773596178
Pages : 300 pages
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Download Children into Swans in PDF by Jan Beveridge Full Book and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fairy tales are alive with the supernatural - elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, as well as witches with magic wands and sorcerers who cast spells and enchantments. Children into Swans examines these motifs in a range of ancient stories. Moving from the rich period of nineteenth-century fairy tales back as far as the earliest folk literature of northern Europe, Jan Beveridge shows how long these supernatural features have been a part of storytelling, with ancient tales, many from Celtic and Norse mythology, that offer glimpses into a remote era and a pre-Christian sensibility. The earliest stories often show significant differences from what we might expect. Elves mingle with Norse gods, dwarfs belong to a proud clan of magician-smiths, and fairies are shape-shifters emerging from the hills and the sea mist. In story traditions with roots in a pre-Christian imagination, an invisible other world exists alongside our own. From the lost cultures of a thousand years ago, Children into Swans opens the door on some of the most extraordinary worlds ever portrayed in literature - worlds that are both starkly beautiful and full of horrors.