Household Stories from the Land of Hofer

Household Stories from the Land of Hofer

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"[...]symbolized the conflict of the heroes with the powers of evil, so popular in the middle ages. Then poets of more pretensions wrote out, and, as they wrote out, improved the song. Thus there are several different manuscripts of it extant, of between two and three thousand lines each, but not of equal value, for later scribes, in trying to improve, overlaid the simple energy of its diction with a feeble attempt at ornament which only served to damage its force. The name of[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 367.41g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507587848
  • 9781507587843