The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes

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Blackstone Publishing
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5.8 X 0.5 X 5.6 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Jackson Crawford earned his PhD in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Georgia. He has taught Norse mythology, the Old Norse language, and the history of the Scandinavian languages at UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently instructor of Nordic studies and coordinator of the Nordic Program, University of Colorado Boulder.


An excellent and entertaining work that succeeds in achieving its intended purpose: to create an accessible and readable English translation of the Poetic Edda. Crawford's knowledge of and passion for the topic is clear throughout, and he strikes an excellent balance between approachability and authenticity. I will most certainly be using this translation when I teach Norse mythology in the future and will recommend it to anyone looking for an approachable introduction to the subject.

-- "Natalie M. Van Deusen, University of Alberta, in Scandinavian-Canadian Studies"