The Song of the Nibelungs

The Song of the Nibelungs

A Verse Translation From the Middle High German Nibelungenlied

Book - 1982
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Wayne State
The first translation into English of this monumental epic in over forty years.
<p>Written around the year 1200 by an unknown Middle High German poet, probably an Austrian knight-cleric, The Song of the Nibelungs is composed of thirty-nine adventures and is divided into two major parts. Two great complexes of epic action are joined together: the life and death of Sigfrid, his glory, fault, and betrayal, and the massive destruction of those who betrayed him, engineered by Kriemhild, Sigfrid's wife.</p><p>The translator has reproduced the principal characteristics of style and language, in a verse form approximating that of the original. This modern translation, with its naturalness of language, will appeal to the general reader and scholar alike.</p>

Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1982, c1962
ISBN: 9780814311929
081431192X
9780814311912
0814311911
Characteristics: xiv, 421 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Ryder, Frank Glessner 1916-

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