Written by an unknown author in the twelfth century, this powerful tale of murder and revenge reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity. Siegfried, prince of the Netherlands, wins the hand of princess Kriemhild of Burgundy but is ultimately destroyed by those he trusts most.
Written by an unknown author in the twelfth century, this powerful tale of murder and revenge reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity, transforming centuries-old legend into a masterpiece of chivalric drama. Siegfried, a great prince of the Netherlands, wins the hand of the beautiful princess Kriemhild of Burgundy, by aiding her brother Gunther in his struggle to seduce a powerful Icelandic Queen. But the two women quarrel, and Siegfried is ultimately destroyed by those he trusts the most. Comparable in scope to the Iliad, this skilfully crafted work combines the fragments of half-forgotten myths to create one of the greatest epic poems - the principal version of the heroic legends used by Richard Wagner, in The Ring.
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Written around AD 1200, probably by a professional entertainer for performance at court in Austria
A.T. Hatto has translated Tristan and Eschenbach's Parzival for Penguin Classics.
The Nibelungenlied by Translated by A. Hatto
Translated by A. Hatto
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