The World’s Best English Epic Poetry – Nibelungenlied (in English Translation)

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The world’s best English epic and narrative poetry includes the Nibelungenlied (in English Translation). In this fantastic epic, Seigfried’s exploits and loves are recounted: how he defeats the powerful dragon and gains possession of an immense gold-hoard, his prowess in battle as he wins himself a kingdom, his shameful betrayal and death by the hand of a relative; and his wife’s Kriemhild’s bloody revenge.

  • Is Odin – and his Valkyrie – to remain the implacable nemesis of Seigfried and his line – or will the bloody sword be finally sheathed?
  • Can Kriemhild’s lust for vengance be sated with the deaths of her first husband’s murderers?-Or will she transcend all bounds of humanity by exterminating  an entire people with the sword’s edge?

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