By A. T. Hatto
A tale of guile, treachery, loyalty and determined courage
This nice German epic poem of homicide and revenge recounts with specific energy and directness the development of Siegfried's love for the peerless Kriemhild, the marriage of Gunther - her brother - and Brunhild, the quarrel among the 2 queens, Hagen's treacherous homicide of Siegfried, and Kriemhild's eventual triumph.
Composed approximately 8 hundred years in the past via an unnamed poet, the Nibelungenlied is the primary literary expression of these heroic legends of which Richard Wagner made such unfastened use in The Ring. A. T. Hatto's translation transforms an previous textual content right into a tale as readable and intriguing as Homer's Iliad.
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