The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

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    The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

    Mehka - 01. apr 2010
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9780007317240
    Redna cena: 12,20 €


    The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the epic
    story of the Norse hero, Sigurd, the dragon-slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrun, and the Fall of the
    Nibelungs. "Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version, now published for the first time,
    of the great legend of Northern antiquity, in two closely related poems to which he gave the titles
    The New Lay of the Volsungs and The New Lay of Gudrun. In the Lay of the Volsungs is told the ancestry
    of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir most celebrated of dragons, whose treasure he took for his
    own; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal;
    and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom
    he entered into blood-brotherhood. In that court there sprang great love but also great hate, brought about by
    the power of the enchantress, mother of the Niflungs, skilled in the arts of magic, of shape-changing and
    potions of forgetfulness. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy
    and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrun his sister, mounts to its
    end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrun.
    In the Lay of Gudrun her fate after the death of Sigurd is told, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler
    of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers the Niflung lords, and her hideous revenge. Deriving
    his version primarily from his close study of the ancient poetry of Norway and Iceland known as the Poetic Edda
    (and where no old poetry exists, from the later prose work the Volsunga Saga), J.R.R. Tolkien employed a verse-form of
    short stanzas whose lines embody in English the exacting alliterative rhythms and the concentrated energy of the poems
    of the Edda. -- Christopher Tolkien

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    The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the epic
    story of the Norse hero, Sigurd, the dragon-slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrun, and the Fall of the
    Nibelungs. "Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version, now published for the first time,
    of the great legend of Northern antiquity, in two closely related poems to which he gave the titles
    The New Lay of the Volsungs and The New Lay of Gudrun. In the Lay of the Volsungs is told the ancestry
    of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir most celebrated of dragons, whose treasure he took for his
    own; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal;
    and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom
    he entered into blood-brotherhood. In that court there sprang great love but also great hate, brought about by
    the power of the enchantress, mother of the Niflungs, skilled in the arts of magic, of shape-changing and
    potions of forgetfulness. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy
    and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrun his sister, mounts to its
    end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrun.
    In the Lay of Gudrun her fate after the death of Sigurd is told, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler
    of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers the Niflung lords, and her hideous revenge. Deriving
    his version primarily from his close study of the ancient poetry of Norway and Iceland known as the Poetic Edda
    (and where no old poetry exists, from the later prose work the Volsunga Saga), J.R.R. Tolkien employed a verse-form of
    short stanzas whose lines embody in English the exacting alliterative rhythms and the concentrated energy of the poems
    of the Edda. -- Christopher Tolkien

    O avtorju

    -J. R. R. Tolkien-

    JRR Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province, South Africa). After serving in the First World War, Tolkien embarked on a distinguished academic career and was recognised as one of the finest philologists in the world. He is, however, best known as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin.

    His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. He was awarded a CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University in 1972. He died in 1973 at the age of 81.

    Christopher Tolkien, born on 21st November 1924, is the third son of JRR Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself since his father's death in 1973 to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, The Silmarillion, and the collections entitled Unfinished Tales and The History of Middle-earth. He and his wife Baillie have lived in France since 1975.

    Fact file
    Name: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
    Education: Exeter College, Oxford
    Place of birth: Bloemfontein, SA
    Date of birth: 3rd January 1892

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