Anlezark, Daniel (Ed.)
Title Myths, Legends, and Heros: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition As New
Jacket Condition As New
Edition First Edition
Size 6.25" x 9.5"
Publisher Toronto University of Toronto Press 2011
0802099475 / 9780802099471
Seller ID 001831
First printing. Black textured binding with silver spine titling, gray endpapers. 272 pages. Bibliography. Index. ~Book is fine and unread in a fine dust jacket, now in a clear archival cover. ~~ A collection of quality critical essays from top-rank specialist-scholars of Old-Norse-Icelandic and Old English literature, which "explore the translation and transmission of Norse myth, the use of literature in society and authorial self-reflection, the place of myth in the expression of family relationships and recurrent motifs in Northern literature. The essays . . . include an examination of the theme of sibling rivalry, an analysis of Christ's unusual ride into hell as found in both Old Norse and Old English, a discussion of Beowulf's swimming prowess, and an analysis of the poetry in Snorri Sturluson's 'Edda'." Book sections: TRANSFORMING PAGANISM (3 essays); USING POETRY (3 essays); LITERARY HISTORIES (2 essays); MOTIFS AND THEMES (4 essays). Includes an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Literature, Poetry, Criticism, history, Medieval, Iceland, Mythology