Composta nella prima metà del XII secolo, l’Edda di Snorri costituisce uno dei principali monumenti della letteratura islandese medioevale e della tradizione della poesia scaldica. Testo fondamentale per la conoscenza del patrimonio mitologico nordico e del credo religioso della Scandinavia pagana, nonché delle interazioni e tensioni tra paganesimo e cristianesimo, è un’opera sorprendente in cui rifulge lo straordinario talento di Snorri Sturluson: non soltanto poeta, storiografo e studioso, ma anche abilissimo e affascinante narratore di miti e leggende.
- ISBN: 8811146135
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 208
The Edda is a collection of Norse myths, written in the 13th century by a dude named Snorri. It's where we got most of our knowledge of Norse mythology today, and it's wicked awesome. I learned, for instance, that your legs may hump each other and produce a child while you're asleep, which is someth Leggi tutto
Metal band name ideas I got from this book: Corpse Gulper, Tooth Gnasher, Sorrow Bringer. Cat name ideas: see above.
Snorri Sturluson rédigea cette Edda (ces vieilles légendes norroises) au début du XIIIe siècle, alors que son pays, l’Islande, était depuis longtemps convertie au christianisme. Snorri aborde donc de biais ce panorama du polythéisme scandinave. En effet, son livre est avant tout un traité de poétiqu Leggi tutto
It’s sort of strange to give a review of a book like this – as if I can sit here and complain that Thor’s character feels underdeveloped, or that I didn’t understand Odin’s motivation for acting as he did. It is, after all, from the 13th century, written by someone we might characterize as an Icelan Leggi tutto
AcknowledgementsIntroduction & NotesFurther ReadingNote on the TranslationMap: The Geographical World of the 'Edda' The Prose Edda --Prologue --Gylfaginning (The Deluding of Gylfi) Skaldskaparmal (Poetic Diction) --Mythic and Legendary Tales --Poetic References from Skaldskaparmal (Translated by Russe Leggi tutto
Viking mitolojisine meraklıysanız mutlaka okumanız gereken kitap budur.
So after diving headlong into ancient Norse mythology and history, by way of the Heimskringla , The Poetic Edda , and Sagas of Icelanders in turn, I've become ever more interested in the subject (and medieval literature generally). There simply isn't enough extant, well-preserved material to satisfy t Leggi tutto
Did you know that all the Norse gods (Æsir) are descended from Priam of Troy, and therefore from Zeus himself? Did you know apparently the Icelandic authors of the Viking myths are actually Plato disguised to continue his sick addiction to one-sided-interrogation-for-infodump? If you did not, this boo Leggi tutto
I’ve been meaning to read both this and the Poetic Edda for a while now, and starting the Icelandic Sagas was just the kick in the pants I needed to do it. I felt like I could use some cultural context, and Snorri here provides it in spades. Norse mythology is fascinating in that it represents a bel Leggi tutto
This one marks the end of an almost yearlong project about reading Medieval Icelandic or Old Norse literature. It blended with hopes of going to Wardruna and playing Assassin`s Creed Valhalla and with reading Tolkien which borrowed a lot, but mostly it`s indebted to Borges and his passion for kennin Leggi tutto
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