Elder Edda | Critical Essay by Charles W. Dunn

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This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Elder Edda.
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Critical Essay by Charles W. Dunn

SOURCE: Dunn, Charles W. Introduction to Poems of the Vikings: The Elder Edda, translated by Patricia Terry, pp. xiii-xxiv. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1969.

In the following excerpt from his introduction to Patricia Terry's English translation of the Elder Edda, Dunn summarizes the pre-Christian ethos of these Old Icelandic lays, also discussing character, theme, and poetic style within the works.

Deyr fé, deyia fraendr,           deyr siálfr it sama; en orztírr deyr aldregi,           hveim er sér góðan getr. 
Cattle die, kinsmen die,  &#x...

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