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    Description"Prose Edda" is a work without predecessor or parallel. It was designed as a handbook for poets to compose in the style of the skalds of the Viking ages. It is an exposition of the rule of poetic diction with many examples, applications, and retellings of myths and legends. Snorri Sturluson feared that the traditional techniques of Norse poetics, the pagan kennings, and the allusions to mythology would be forgotten with the introduction of new verse forms from Europe. The present selection includes the whole of Gylfaginning ("The deluding of Gylfi") - a guide to mythology that forms one of the great storybooks of the Middle Ages - and the longer heroic tales and legends of "Skaldskaparmal" (Poetic diction). Snorri Sturluson was a master storyteller, and this translation in modern idiom of the inimitable tales of the gods and heroes of the Scandinavian peoples brings them to life again.

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    The Prose Edda
    Tales from Norse Mythology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Snorri Sturluson, Translated by Jean I. Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 134
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 27 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520273054
    ISBN 10: 0520273052

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    3, Revised
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    3rd Revised edition
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    19 June 2012
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    Iceland's most versatile literary genius, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) wrote about poetry, mythology, and the lives of Norse kings. His books include Heimskringla Saga, Egil's Saga, and Saint Olaf's Saga, . He was born in western Iceland, the son of a great chieftain. Early in his career, he won a reputation at home and in Norway for his poetic talents.