The Nibelungenlied: The Lay of the Nibelungs (Oxford World's Classics)
the best of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, and the mysterious nation of the Nibelungs with its invaluable treasure-hoard guarded by means of dwarves and giants, of Prünhilt the Amazonian queen, fortune-telling water-sprites and a cloak of invisibility. pushed through the clash among Kriemhilt, the blameless maiden grew to become she-devil, and her antagonist, the stoic, indomitable Hagen, the tale is one in every of human tragedy, of affection, jealousy, homicide, and revenge, finishing in slaughter on a awful scale. The paintings of an nameless poet of c.1200, on the grounds that its rediscovery within the eighteenth century the Nibelungenlied has emerge as considered as the nationwide epic of the Germans. It has encouraged numerous reworkings and variations, together with masterpieces: Fritz Lang's two-part movie, and Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.
This is the 1st prose translation for over 40 years: actual and compelling, it's observed by means of a wealth of worthy heritage info.
Readership: Readers of epic literature, sagas, myth, medieval literature, Wagner enthusiasts; scholars of German literature, medieval literature in translation, medieval classes in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Mitchell and Fred C. Robinson, A advisor to outdated English, sixth edn. (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001). Translations The Nibelungenlied A. T. Hatto, The Nibelungenlied, Penguin Classics (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1965). D. G. Mowatt, The Nibelungenlied, Everyman’s Library (London: Dent, 1962). Select Bibliography xxxiii Burton Raﬀel, Das Nibelungenlied—Song of the Nibelungs (New Haven and London: Yale collage Press, 2006). different Texts Jesse L. Byock, The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd.
Off such phrases, in all kindness.’ ‘I can’t take my phrases back,’ stated the king’s spouse. ‘Why may still I relinquish such a lot of knights who're certain in provider to us including that warrior?’ attractive Kriemhilt started to be very offended: ‘You needs to surrender any considered his ever acting any provider for you. he's larger in rank than Gunther, my brother, that almost all noble guy. you want to spare me such phrases as i've got heard from you. certainly, it amazes me, considering he's your bondsman and also you carry such energy.
No kinsfolk within the land of the Nibelungs.’ It grieved Sigmunt enormously to listen to this from Kriemhilt. King Sigmunt then acknowledged: ‘Let not anyone let you know that. You shall put on the crown and rule over all my kinsmen as powerfully as you probably did ahead of. You shall now not pay the associated fee for our having misplaced the hero. For the sake of your child, additionally, get back with us. you need to no longer permit it's an orphan, girl. while your son is absolutely grown he'll console you. in the meantime many a daring and precious hero might be on your service.’.
See that the home windows within the partitions stood open, and that the fort of Pöchlarn had its gates ajar. Then the site visitors rode in, the folks rejoicing to work out them. The noble host ordered that they accept each convenience. Rüedeger’s daughter walked over along with her retinue to welcome the queen so much charmingly. Her mom, the margave’s spouse, used to be additionally current. Damsels in nice numbers have been greeted fondly. They took each other by way of the hand and walked right into a spacious palace, which was once very appealing, the.
Discourage us additional. you want to search a ford for us to pass over to the land there, in order that we will take either our horses and clothes across.’ ‘I’m no longer so weary of life,’ acknowledged Hagen, ‘that i would like to drown in those extensive waves. ahead of that many a guy will die at my fingers in Etzel’s lands—that is my ﬁrm purpose. remain by means of the river, you proud and valuable knights. i actually will search the ferrymen through the tide, who will take us throughout into Gelpfrat’s land.’ Then robust Hagen took carry of his sturdy shield’s.