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The Poetic Edda by Anonymous
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Jan 17, 11

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Read from January 15 to 17, 2011

While I found the Prose Edda to be clearer when telling the stories of the gods, some of the poems dealing with the legend of Sigurd, Brynhild, Gudrun, and her family were incredibly impacting -- especially the women's laments. I thought they captured well the (almost desperate) agonizing ambivalence of the (tragic) heroic code.

On an unrelated note, this was translated by my Oxford tutor.

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