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Skidarima: Inquiry into the Written and Printed Texts, References and Commentaries (Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur)

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Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1975 by Editions Rodopi
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Neil
Mar 16, 2012 Neil rated it really liked it
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Don't know how many stars to give this. It's a text and modern English translation of the late Norse ballad the Skíðaríma. The text tells the story of the dream of Skíði and his visit to Odin's hall, in which Skíði solves the battle of the Hjaðningavíg by offering to marry Hildr.
The story itself is comical and nowhere near in the class of earlier Icelandic literature but Theo Homan's study, text and translation is superb and makes this essential for anyone interested in the Hilde-Kudrun and Hjað
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