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Awesomeness!

My pre-ordered hardcover copy of the Chisolm Edda arrived today and it is so cool!

This is a modern translation of the Elder Edda by a heathen. It's a good translation, at least so far as I can tell with my virtually-nonexistent knowledge of old Norse; the really way-cool thing about it is that the original text is presented on facing pages with the translation. It seems to be a translation with a minimum of personal interpretation; the author's bias is mainly apparent in the commentary. (Note that I have no problem with author/translator bias, it's inevitable and perfectly accepable. Just noting it, and the fact that the actual translation is fairly even, which is very nice. :))

And the physical book is of excellent quality, it's big and thick and you could kill a mouse with it.

Also it's signed. How cool is that?

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tanrinia
Aug. 15th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
so is that the xlation you'd recommend? i hesitate to take on anything else (what with school starting, my DP over my shoulder, assorted research projects) but just for further info maybe?
hearthstone
Aug. 15th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'd definitely recommend the translation itself, although the commentary is not my favorite.
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