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The Nibelungenlied Translated by William Nanson Lettsom, with a special introd. by William H. Carpenter

"Written by an unknown author in the twelfth century, this powerful tale of murder and revenge reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity, transforming centuries-old legend into a masterpiece of chivalric drama. Siegfried, a great prince of the Netherlands, wins the hand of the beautiful princess Kriemhild of Burgundy, by aiding her brother Gunther in his struggle to seduce a powerful Icelandic Queen. But the two women quarrel, and Siegfried is ultimately destroyed by those he trusts the most. Comparable in scope to the Iliad, this skilfully crafted work combines the fragments of half-forgotten myths to create one of the greatest epic poems - the principal version of the heroic legends used by Richard Wagner, in The Ring." --from book description, Amazon.com.

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  • "This great German epic poem of murder and revenge recounts with particular strength and directness the progress of Siegfried's love for the peerless Kriemhild, the wedding of Gunther - her brother - and Brunhild, the quarrel between the two queens, Hagen's treacherous murder of Siegfried, and Kriemhild's eventual triumph."
  • "Wagner's operas and Tolkien's tales are modern incarnations of legends that have evolved in the European consciousness for centuries, in much the same way as the Arthurian cycle of stories. The Nibelungenlied (Song of the Nibelungs), which dates from around 1200 CE and probably originated in Austria, is one of the best known and most significant versions of those legends. It takes as its main theme the life and death of the hero Siegfried and the revenge of his widow Kriemhild. It also incorporates characters and events based on the lives of Atilla the Hun and Theodoric the Great."
  • ""Written by an unknown author in the twelfth century, this powerful tale of murder and revenge reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity, transforming centuries-old legend into a masterpiece of chivalric drama. Siegfried, a great prince of the Netherlands, wins the hand of the beautiful princess Kriemhild of Burgundy, by aiding her brother Gunther in his struggle to seduce a powerful Icelandic Queen. But the two women quarrel, and Siegfried is ultimately destroyed by those he trusts the most. Comparable in scope to the Iliad, this skilfully crafted work combines the fragments of half-forgotten myths to create one of the greatest epic poems - the principal version of the heroic legends used by Richard Wagner, in The Ring." --from book description, Amazon.com."@en
  • "2 copies located in Circulation."

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  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Poetry"@en
  • "Tekstuitgave"
  • "Translations"@en
  • "Translations"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "TheNibelungenlied : a new translation"
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  • "Los Nibelungos"
  • "The nibelungenlied [English]"
  • "Nibelungen Lied"@en
  • "The Nibelungenlied. A new translation by A. T. Hatto"@en
  • "The Nibelungenlied"@en
  • "The Nibelungenlied"
  • "Nibelungenlid"@en
  • "TheNibelungenlied"
  • "Nibelungenlied. English"
  • "Nibelungenlied"@en
  • "Nibelungenlied"
  • "The Nibelungenlied : a new translation by A.T. Hatto"@en
  • "The Nibelungenlied : a new translation"@en
  • "The Nibelungenlied : a new translation"

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