The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation (Penguin Classics)

The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation (Penguin Classics)

A. T. Hatto


A tale of guile, treachery, loyalty and determined courage

This nice German epic poem of homicide and revenge recounts with specific energy and directness the development of Siegfried's love for the peerless Kriemhild, the marriage of Gunther - her brother - and Brunhild, the quarrel among the 2 queens, Hagen's treacherous homicide of Siegfried, and Kriemhild's eventual triumph.

Composed approximately 8 hundred years in the past via an unnamed poet, the Nibelungenlied is the valuable literary expression of these heroic legends of which Richard Wagner made such unfastened use in The Ring. A. T. Hatto's translation transforms an outdated textual content right into a tale as readable and intriguing as Homer's Iliad.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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