The Nibelungenlied Today Its Substance, Essence, and Significance /

Mueller, Werner A. 1903-1999,

The Nibelungenlied Today Its Substance, Essence, and Significance / [print] Wener A. Mueller. - Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, [(c)2020. Baltimore, Maryland : Project MUSE, 2020. - 1 online resource (1 EPUB unpaged.) - UNC studies in the Germanic languages and literatures ; number 34 . - University of North Carolina studies in the Germanic languages and literatures ; no. 34. Book collections on Project MUSE. .

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This thorough study of the moral values of the Nibelungen and of their paradoxical behavior posits the work as an indictment of a society that results time and again in collective human tragedy. Told with tragic insight, yet sympathetically, the epic may well be described as the story of man, the victim of himself. Mueller analyzes the work in three chapters, focused on substance, essence and significance, in order to make the epic poem relevant to a modern audience.



9781469658032


Nibelungenlied.


Nibelungen in literature.
Epic poetry, German--History and criticism.


Electronic books.

PT1589 PT1589.M947.N534 2020

PT1589 PT1589.M947.N534 2020

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