Saga of the Volsungs: Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer (Revised edition)

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A trove of traditional lore, this Icelandic prose epic tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung. The saga is of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle. With its magical ring acquired by the hero, and the sword to be reforged, the saga has also been a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J.R.R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. Byock's comprehensive introduction explores ...

Saga of the Volsungs: Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer 2001, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520232853

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