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The Poetic Edda

by Jeramy Dodds(trans.)
The Poetic Edda by Jeramy Dodds
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"This is a wonderful new edition of the Poetic Edda. It captures the language, vitality, and rhythms of the original."—Jesse Byock, PhD, UCLA

Gods, giants, the undead, dwarves, Valkyries, heroes, kidnapping, dragons, and a giant wolf are just some of the stars in these Norse tales. Committed to vellum in Iceland around 1270, The Poetic Edda has compelled the likes of Richard Wagner, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jorges Luis Borges, and W.H. Auden. Jeramy Dodds transmits the Old Icelandic text into English without chipping the patina of the original.

Jeramy Dodds's Crabwise to the Hounds was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won the Trillium Book Award for poetry.

Coach House Books; October 2014
240 pages; ISBN 9781770563858
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Title: The Poetic Edda
Author: Jeramy Dodds