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The Resource Essays on Eddic poetry, John McKinnell ; edited by Donata Kick and John D. Shafer

Essays on Eddic poetry, John McKinnell ; edited by Donata Kick and John D. Shafer

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Essays on Eddic poetry
Title
Essays on Eddic poetry
Statement of responsibility
John McKinnell ; edited by Donata Kick and John D. Shafer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
CELBN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKinnell, John
Dewey number
839.6/1009
Index
index present
LC call number
PT7235
LC item number
.M35 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kick, Donata
  • Shafer, John D.
Series statement
Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic series
Series volume
7
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  • Eddas
  • Old Norse poetry
  • Mythology, Norse, in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • Eddas
  • Mythology, Norse, in literature
  • Old Norse poetry
Summary expansion
Essays on Eddic Poetry presents a selection of important articles on Old Norse literature by noted medievalist John McKinnell. While McKinnell's work addresses many of the perennial issues in the study of Old Norse, this collection has a special focus on the interplay between heathen and Christian world-views in the poems. Among the texts examined are Hávamál, which includes an elegantly cynical poem about Óðinn's sexual intrigues and a more mystical one about his self-sacrifice on the world-tree in order to gain magical wisdom; Vlundarkviða, which recounts an elvish smith's revenge for his captivity and maiming; and Hervararkviða, where the heroine bravely but foolishly raises her dead father to demand the deadly sword Tyrfingr from him. Originally published between 1988 and 2008, these twelve essays cover a wide range of mythological and heroic poems and have been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship
Label
Essays on Eddic poetry, John McKinnell ; edited by Donata Kick and John D. Shafer
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Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-348) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Havamal B: A Reconstructed Poem of Sexual Intrigue
  • 5.
  • Wisdom from Dead Relatives: The Ljodatal Section of Havamal
  • 6.
  • Paradox of Vafprudnismal
  • 7.
  • Motivation and Meaning in Lokasenna
  • 8.
  • Myth as Therapy: The Function of Prymskvida
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Volundarkvida: Origins and Interpretation
  • 10.
  • Female Reactions to the Death of Sigurdr
  • 11.
  • Two Sex Goddesses: Porgerdr Holgabrudr and Freyja in Hyndluljod
  • 12.
  • Trouble with Father: Hervararkvida and the Adaptation of Traditional Story-patterns
  • 1.
  • Voluspa and the Feast of Easter
  • 2.
  • On Heidr and Gullveig
  • 3.
  • Evolution of Havamal
  • 4.
Control code
879870428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 373 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442669260
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66fzb1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879870428
Label
Essays on Eddic poetry, John McKinnell ; edited by Donata Kick and John D. Shafer
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-348) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Havamal B: A Reconstructed Poem of Sexual Intrigue
  • 5.
  • Wisdom from Dead Relatives: The Ljodatal Section of Havamal
  • 6.
  • Paradox of Vafprudnismal
  • 7.
  • Motivation and Meaning in Lokasenna
  • 8.
  • Myth as Therapy: The Function of Prymskvida
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Volundarkvida: Origins and Interpretation
  • 10.
  • Female Reactions to the Death of Sigurdr
  • 11.
  • Two Sex Goddesses: Porgerdr Holgabrudr and Freyja in Hyndluljod
  • 12.
  • Trouble with Father: Hervararkvida and the Adaptation of Traditional Story-patterns
  • 1.
  • Voluspa and the Feast of Easter
  • 2.
  • On Heidr and Gullveig
  • 3.
  • Evolution of Havamal
  • 4.
Control code
879870428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 373 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442669260
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt66fzb1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879870428

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