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Sigurd and Guðrun

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Sigurd and Guðrun

Postby galion » 03 May 2009, 11:34

"Sigurd and Guðrun", published this week, is an early attempt by Tolkien to fill in a couple of gaps in the Norse sagas about the Volsungs. It consists of a couple of verse fragments, with commentary by Christopher Tolkien. If you liked The Children of Hurin, you'll probably quite like this - but generally speaking, its main interest is for those already reasonably familiar with this saga world. Nothing to do with Middle-earth; this is Tolkien as major scholar of Old Norse.
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Re: Sigurd and Guðrun

Postby Bulgakov » 08 May 2009, 13:41

Looks promising. I was really pleased with his translation of Sir Gawain and the green Knight.
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Re: Sigurd and Guðrun

Postby galion » 08 May 2009, 19:20

It's had numerous reviews, from the totally incompetent to Shippey's, which is here:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/ ... 232731.ece
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