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- DescriptionLove and Death is part one of Jim Staack's translation of the Germanic epic poem, Das Nibelungenlied. This work first appeared in the 12th century A. D. and shares much of its Nordic and German mythology with Wagner's classic Ring operas. This is a story of love, of how Sivirt, the legendary dragon slayer, wins his bride, Kriemhilt, the beautiful princess of Burgonden and how Gunther, king of Burgonden wins his bride, Prunhilt, the wonderful queen of Iceland. It is a story of friendship and valor, of how Sivirit and Gunther become friends and how Sivrit helps Gunther on the battlefield and in his wooing of Prunhilt. It is a story of jealousy, of Prunhilt's jealousy of Kreimhilt and the jealousy of Hagene, Gunther's closest aide, of Sivrit. Finally, it is a story of betrayal. of how a fight between Kriemhilt and Prunhilt leads to the murder of Sivrit at the hands of Gunther and Hagene. The tale is told in sweeping terms and the characters are nearly all superhuman and magical. It is truly a story of love and death. But much more, it is a window into the past.
- Author BiographyJim Staack, the translator of this version of the Nibelungenlied, is a lawyer living in Clearwater, Florida with his wife, Eva, and family nearby. He is a graduate of West High School in Davenport, Iowa; attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota; served in the U.S. Navy; graduated with a B.F.A. from New York University, School of the Arts; and received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. He sincerely hopes that you enjoy Love and Death enough to read part two of the story, Revenge.
- Author(s)Jim Staack
- PublisherBooksurge Publishing
- Date of Publication08/10/2008
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBooksurge Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight404 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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