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The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok Paperback – April 22, 2009
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About the Author
Ben Waggoner is an independent scholar of Viking-era Norse culture and religion, as well as a translator of Old Norse literature, focusing on the ''legendary sagas.'' A native of south Louisiana, he now lives in Arkansas with his wife and son. When he's not translating sagas, he teaches science.
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Top customer reviews
Ben Waggoner's translations are quite fluid, understandable and entertaining. He has presented these stories in a very modern, readable format. Each of the five sagas are well introduced at the beginning of the book and very well footnoted. Dr. Waggoner also includes an extensive Bibliography and Index.
My personal favorite in this edition was, "Krákumál". I liked the way the kennings were laid out to the right of the poem. The only way it could have been better would have been if the original Norse script side by side with the translation.
If you like these Saga's, I recommend Dr. Waggoner's other Saga translations which are available on Amazon from Troth Publications.
Very good read, highly recommended!
Spence the Elder
"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc"