Unknown Michael Köhlmeier
- Title: Die Nibelungen
- Author: Unknown Michael Köhlmeier
- ISBN: 9783492228824
- Page: 328
- Format: Paperback
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How bad*** do you want your epics to be?Do you want someone to hit someone else so hard that the plains shake and gouts of red fire shoot from the impact? How about someone throwing a boulder 20 fathoms and then leaping just as far?And, if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?This book/epic/lay is amazingly over the top, and at the same time is one of the greatest examples of medieval literature that has not been lost to antiquity. Any one who has read and enjoyed Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Aelf [...]
Because we all need some kick-ass medieval literature in our lives.
Massacre upon Massacre3 August 2016 - Dusseldorf Well, maybe it isn't the case that the entire book is about people being slaughtered, but when you reach the end it certainly feels like it, with the last quarter of the story involving a huge revenge slaughter in the Hungarian king's home. In fact it appears as if, with the exception of a couple of people, nobody actually comes out of this story on top – and the thing is that other than being a bit of a pompous git, Siegfried didn't do anything [...]
Siegfried is murdered.Oops, did I spoil the whole story for you? Well, too bad, because the poet himself spoils it within the first three pages.I'm all for classics, what with being a major in English literature and all. I mean, what else am I going to do with my degree than work a job totally unrelated to my field of study whilst crying myself to sleep every night using my now-defunct Norton Anthology as a pillow? Granted, this "epic" poem is German, but it's certainly part of what one would co [...]
As with Shakespeare's Pericles, I have a great deal of affection for the Nibelungenlied on account of the conflict in its structure. The poet (lost now) has had to wrangle together two conflicting folk traditions into a single story. His or her achievement here is subtle and remarkable.Northrop Frye says that a central trait of epic is a change of mode and subject halfway through the poem. The Odyssey, the Aeneid and Paradise Lost all switch tack in the middle: Odysseus' and Aeneas' romantic wan [...]
As is probably true of many if not most readers of this work, I explored it primarily because of my interest in and enjoyment of Richard Wagner’s great four-opera work, Der Ring des Nibelungen. I wished to read what was clearly part of his source material for the libretto and plot he created, and I wanted to see how closely the one work corresponded with the other.Written in Middle High German around 1200 CE, the legends comprising the written work reach back much farther into the past. Its th [...]
Das Nibelungenlied ist es auf jeden Fall wert gelesen zu werden, vor allem, wenn man die Bestandteile auf das, was sie sind herunterbricht. (Aus heutiger Sicht wirkte es auf mich an manchen Punkten wie Comedy.)Wer mitspielt: Siegfried: Superstar und Königssohn aus Xanten, der so wunderwunderwunderschön ist, das es niemand glauben kann. Und natürlich auch super stark. Ute: Muddi von den Burgunden Gunther: Ihr Sohn, der auch schön ist aber nur wunderwunderschön. Gernot: Sohn Nr. 2Gieselher: S [...]
I love this book so much, the characters and storyline are so absorbing. The blend and variation of French courtly romance and Germanic heroic ethic causes tension throughout the poem, with characters such as Siegfried, Hagen, Brunhild and Hildebrand representing the older heroic ethic and characters such as Gunther, Dietrich, Etzel and Ruedegar representing a new courtly ethic. kriemhild's transformation from courtly princess to heroic villain is also intriguing. Variation is also noticeable in [...]
Relectura agosto 2016Tengo tantos motivos para amar este libro como para odiarlo, así que seré breve. Cantar de los Nibelungossigue la historia de un linaje (el de la corte de Worms, situada en Burgundia) a partir de la entrada de Sigfrido en él y hasta el final del mismo. Son unos cuantos años de tragedias, malentendidos, traiciones, rencores y, por supuesto, varios olvidos y/o equívocos del compositor. ¿Lo bueno? Presenta unos cuantos personajes interesantes (los femeninos, sobre todo) q [...]
The Middle High German Nibelungenlied is thought to date from around 1180 to 1210 and is preserved in 35 known manuscripts. The poem probably originates from the Austrian Danube region. The poet, after much scholarly work, still remains a mystery, with theories on the poet's identity ranging from a Meister Konrad to the famous Walther von der Vogelweide.The poem seems to have been popular during the Middle Ages with the vast amount of manuscripts in existence and the story seems to have remained [...]
Si tuviera que decir, con la menor cantidad de palabras posible, cual es el tema del libro, diría que se trata de La Lealtad. La lealtad en todas sus formas y en todas sus motivaciones. Siegfried es leal a Gunther para poder casarse con Kriemhild; la soberbia ilimitada de Hagen se deriva de su lealtad a Brunhild, su Señora. Al principio, Rüdiger se niega a combatir a los Burgundios, quienes son sus huéspedes, y se siente obligado a respetarlos, pero termina atacándolos por lealtad a Etzel ( [...]
Seigfried is my favorite mythical hero. He's kinda like a German Achilles without the 20+ chapters of pouting. He is a fierce warrior but also childlike and innocent in many ways. I just wanted the guy to win, and that's what he does for half the book. Then some cat-fight between his wife and his brother-in-law's wife escalates into his murder.Then for the second half of the book, his widow plots revenge by marrying Attila the Hun and inviting her whole family to their last celebration. I was li [...]
I saw the four operas of Wagner's Ring Cycle over twenty years finishing in 1983. Since that time I have been meaning to read the source story and finally had the strange impulse to do so last Friday.I chose to read French prose version from the 20th century rather than the epic poem composed in Medieval German in the 13th century. This meant essentially that I missed most of the work's literary value but probably succeeded in my effort to gain marginal insight into Wagner's creative process.The [...]
May I defend the Nibelungenlied against charges of misogyny? Brunhild warns her suitors: “He will have to cast the weight, follow through with a leap, and then throw the javelin with me. Do not be too hasty – you may well lose your lives and your reputations here,” said the charming woman. “Consider it very closely.” And Hatto footnotes, There is always a touch of burlesque when Brunhild goes into action. I like you, A.T. Hatto; you translated a steppe epic, bless you; but why is this [...]
I've read the story of Siegfried and Brunhild elsewhere, in the Norse versions/origin, the Eddas and the Saga of the Volsungs, but it was good to read this expanded edition. It's well translated by Hatto, who also translated my copy of von Strassburg's Tristan, and whose work I can recommend, at least insofar as it's readable and accessible, but keeps an "archaic" sort of flavour -- I can't say if it really keeps the voice of the narrator, of course. What I mean is, it doesn't modernise it so th [...]
"Nibelungii sunt o operă a întregii rase germane" - Goethe
The Song of the Nibelungen makes the average Hollywood action movie look like Telly Tubbies. When Kriemhilde is trying to burn the hall that Hagen is holed up in with 600 troops, he easily puts out the fire brands she throws in by submerging the flames in the knee high blood from the thousands he has just slaughtered in there whose blood he later drinks when they are starved of water and needs refreshment between battles But there is more to it than that, particularly in the first half. The desc [...]
4 Sterne für diese doch recht gelungene Ausgabe.Der Anhang ist vom Inhalt her sehr reichlich bestückt, und auch die OPtik des Nibelungenlieds selbst ist gut auf das Mittelhochdeutsch/Neuhochdeutche abgestimmt.Allein bei der Übersetzung musste ich ein paar Mal die Stirn runzeln, da diese an einigen Stellen doch sehr amüsant klang.
Le trasposizioni cinematografiche e gli adattamenti operistici e musicali sono stati innumerevoli nel tributare onore a quest’opera di autore anonimo.Il Medioevo è sempre stato considerato un periodo buio, dominato dall’ignoranza e dalla superstizione. In parte potrebbe essere anche vero, sebbene gli storici ancora dibattano al riguardo, ma non si può assolutamente negare la ricchezza di esperienze letterarie e artistiche che hanno animato e fatto risplendere il Medioevo nell’immaginario [...]
Cuando pienso en el texto medieval favorito (europeo, al Cid no lo baja nadie) me viene a la mente este cantar épico. Cruel y bello al mismo tiempo, no puedo dejar de lado la complejidad de su elaboración, en la que destacan no sólo las normas corteses sino también las intrínsecas del pueblo germano. Una gran obra.
The first-time reader of the Nibelunglied may need to set certain expectations aside, assuming that s/he has any. The title immediately calls to mind Wagner’s operas, and this in turn causes some to think about Nazi Germany. In fact Wagner’s operas play fast and loose with the original stories, and there is very little of the Nibelunglied in Wagner.We would also be struggling to find much to support Fascism here either. Certainly the story concerns ancient warrior heroes, but there is no sug [...]
"Following this his stalwarts were furnished with clothes lines with vari-colored squirrel.""I shall not keep this momentous news from whatever trusty followers I may have; rather shall I complain of it to my friends.""They alone die that are doomed.""Their battered shields were taken away to store, and orders were given for the bloodstained saddles (of which there were so many) to be hidden away lest the ladies me moved to tears.""I heartily regret our visit to this court.""A soldier of fortune [...]
This is an intriguing read, but not necessarily a very pleasant one. I read it to complement my reading of The Song of Roland, and intend to read The Poem of the Cid afterwards.The Nibelungenlied is on the list of Great Books of the Western World, but I don't quite see why. The characterization is wildly inconsistent. Kriemhild, for example, is portrayed as a virtuous woman for the first half of the tale, but then as an evil schemer for the second half. Hagen of Troneg as an evil schemer for the [...]
While largely less exciting than the Scandinavian version (Volsunga saga), and often bogged down in lengthy, trivial and uninteresting descriptions such as the kinds of dresses that girls are wearing as they bustle about, The Nibelungenlied none the less is a uniquely introspective work of courtly literature that takes a more self-conscious look at High Medieval social expectations than even such monumental contemporary authors as Chrétien de Troyes. The Nibelungenlied manages to entangle count [...]
Nibelungen destanı aslında manzum halde yazılmış bir eser fakat anlatımı kolaylaştırması açısından düz yazı olarak düzenlerek Türkçe'ye çevirilmiş. Daha önce destanın farklı versiyonları olduğunu duymuştum ama sanırım en gerçeğe yakını bu.Ejderha kanı, hazineler, cüceler, cesur şövalyeler, güzel kraliçeler vs bir orta çağ destanında olması gereken hemen hemen her şey var. Yalnız Almanların destan anlayışı beni biraz şaşırttı. Esas kahraman Sieg [...]
A brilliant epic that speaks across the centuries to the modern condition despite its trappings of myths, outmoted violence and larger than life characters. It is essentially two stories linked at the middle: the rise of a hero, and what happens to the country when it kills its heroes. On various levels it is a war epic, a commentary on sentimentalism and the importance of idols, and a shrewd look into primal politics. Siegfried, Kriemhild, Gunther, Hagen and Brunhild are all interesting charact [...]
Here's a story that's flawed in every respect, yet manages to be a fairly endearing read--if you are interested in mythology, that is. The version I read was a prose novelization of the epic poem, which I think is probably the best way to experience this. Keep in mind that every scene of the novel basically revolves around either violent bloodshed, the preparation of beautiful clothing, or copious amounts of gift-giving. If that doesn't sound like your kind of thing, take a pass. The writing its [...]
My mother read this story to me when I was little, and I loved it. Reading it again, as an adult, left me with this satisfying and gratifying vibe of nostalgia and amusement. A wonderful little tale about European kings, queens, lords, ladies, and liegemen, The Nibelungenlied is a work of fantastical fantasy that inspired many other fictional books. I was delighted with this book; however, towards the end I did find it all to escalate very quickly and felt tired with it. All in all, my favorite [...]
Blood, gore, doomed romance, treachery, riches, fashionMen killing their friends due to the petty perfidy of womenwhat's not to like? I've loved the sagas, and while this one is admittedly not my favorite I still enjoyed it. The warriors, while chopping each other up a la "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" still manage snarky comments and lengthy, emotive soliloquies with their dying breaths.
This thing got me started into the epic poetry/saga genre. In High School we had to read two boring chapters out of this book. I didn't touch it again until college, and I realized how the school system fails literature. The entire book is battle, blood drinking, and more battle. Obviously we didn't read that in high school, some chopper parent may have been offended! Oh no!
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