The Poetic Edda

Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes

Translated and Edited, with introduction, by

Jackson Crawford

366 Blz., ISBN 978 1 62466 356 7     
Hackett Publishing Company, 2015     

"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion´s share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc. Jackson Crawford´s modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today´s readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings."
- Dick Ringler, Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jackson Crawford teaches Norse mythology, the Icelandic language, and the history of the Scandinavian languages at the University of California, Berkeley (previously at UCLA). He earned his Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia. His poems in English and Norwegian have appeared in several journals.

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