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The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics) (edició 2006)

de Snorri Sturluson (Autor)

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The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.… (més)
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Títol:The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)
Autors:Snorri Sturluson (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Classics (2006), Edition: Illustrated, 304 pages
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Siendo la raíz las pocas inscripciones en caracteres rúnicos (en nórdico), se desarrolla en Islandia más el arte poético escáldico. Mitología y leyendas heroicas del viejo norte escandinavo. Dioses, monstruos, brujas y enanos. Y entre la más notable, la que cuenta acerca del héroe Sígurd que logra hacerse del tesoro de los nibelungos.
Además de tener el carácter de ser una especie de guía para la enseñanza de este arte escáldico, nos traslada a un tiempo donde los sucesos eran más cercanos a la naturaleza y entonces, de pronto, esa grata dosis de vivencia de lo no vivido por uno. ( )
  Arman.Tleyotl | Sep 8, 2021 |
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  BSH-Nordli | Apr 14, 2021 |
For all that I know about mythology, the more I read of the original collections the more I realize that I don’t know! The Prose Edda is considered the seminal collection of Icelandic Norse mythology, even though it’s a surprisingly small book - and seemingly very slim in terms of actual story. Obviously modern scholars are working with very old manuscript copies of the work, so for all we know large portions of it are missing entirely, but the style of the book is also meant to be very concise. Unlike the Poetic Edda (which I have yet to read) the Prose Edda presents the stories of the Norse gods and the formation of the world in short, digestible form and generally presents them as an oral story being told to a character within the book itself. Kind of a strange format for modern readers, but it was a very common literary device used in the time period to make the stories carry more weight (as if they are coming to readers/listeners by divine intervention). What I found most interesting throughout the book was that the author inserted various quotes from poems that presumably existed concurrently - therefore trying to justify his recording of the stories and give them even more importance as some of the quotes come from prophecies, oral culture, and established myths and legends. I’ll have to read the Poetic Edda pretty soon, so that I can compare the two. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
This review is very much overdue, but nevertheless: This book is mandatory reading material when undertaking a quest into Norse mythology, the Vikings, .... It's a perfect book to start with, at least in my opinion, as you get introduced to and backing information on the subject, the culture, the battles of the gods, the skalds (poets) and more, and all in a very readable and accessible translation. In addition, the book isn't thick at all.

I chose this one, because poetry is not my cup of tea at all. If it is yours, then you're probably better off with The Poetic (or Elder) Edda.

And from here you can explore the (other) works of e.g. [a:Hilda Ellis Davidson|4913993|Hilda Ellis Davidson|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/u_50x66-632230dc9882b4352d753eedf9396530.png], [a:Else Roesdahl|327707|Else Roesdahl|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/user/f_50x66-6a03a5c12233c941481992b82eea8d23.png], [a:Jesse L. Byock|198937|Jesse L. Byock|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1225040157p2/198937.jpg], and so on.



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  TechThing | Jan 22, 2021 |
The Norse mythology that has come down to us, is primarily thanks to one Icelandic scholar and politician. The Prose Edda is Snorri Sturluson’s attempt to compile the myths of the Northern world and save the knowledge of how skaldic poetry is composed.

The book is essentially divided into two parts, the first is strictly concerned with mythology and the second is a mix of mythology and learning the rules of skaldic poetry. While Snorri follows the examples of Virgil and Geoffrey of Monmouth of connecting the Norse gods to originally being refugees of Troy that uncivilized tribes were awed by and made into gods, his prose retelling of the Norse myths seen in The Poetic Edda is not only exceptionally good but was most well-known versions for centuries. In fact, Snorri includes more myths than what appears in The Prose Edda including more that relate to Loki and Sif and others. The second half which features Snorri telling the rules of skaldic poetry by using mythic and saga verses is an easy, quick read that those not really interested will not find daunting in finishing the book but adds to the overall knowledge of skaldic tradition if one reads The Poetic Edda after Snorri’s book.

Unlike The Poetic Edda in which readers are not really sure how much Christianization has leaked into the versions written in, the reader knows from the beginning that Snorri is threading the edge of being a Christian and attempting to preserve his cultures pagan heritage. Brodeur’s translation not only reads well with occasional footnotes when giving meanings to words, but the spellings that the 21st Century reader knows of the various god’s names are the same.

The Prose Edda is the primary source of the vast majority of what we know today of Norse mythology and that alone recommends this book to those interested in mythology of any type. ( )
  mattries37315 | Dec 13, 2020 |
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The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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