Andy Orchard is Professor of English and Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto, and since 2007 Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College. He is the author of The Poetic Art of Aldhelm (1994), Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the 'Beowulf'-Manuscript (2nd edition 2003), The Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend (3rd edition 2002), and A Critical Companion to 'Beowulf' (2nd edition 2005), as well as editor and co-editor of several collections, scholarly journals and academic series.
Read this in a week for class and I learned a lot about the Norse gods from it. However, someone not used to reading poetry (and for the most part this is poetry hence the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by JTL
This translation is highly readable and actually pretty darn hilarious at times. My friends and I did a dramatic reading of The Lokasenna, which was awesome.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'd been wanting to read it for a while and finally having my own copy allowed me to enjoy the stories in their entirety that I was familiar with.Published 17 months ago by Rebecca Graham
A fairly accurate translation. I would have appreciated more context, background & notes on translation choices ( both word choices/definitions and positioning of stanzas). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Todd Saint Pe'
I ended up needing this book for a class, after it had already started. The prof ordered the wrong book. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Amber Dell-Beasley