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Kudrun : A Critical Appreciation - Ian R. Campbell

Kudrun

A Critical Appreciation

Paperback

Published: 29th March 2012
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Kudrun is a German epic poem extant in only one manuscript, the Ambraser Handschrift of the early sixteenth century. It is thought, however, to have been composed within the decade 1230-40, and is thus contemporaneous with other epics of the classical age of Middle High German literature, such as the Nibelungenlied, Parzival and Tristan. Scholars have done Kudrun a disservice, however, by presenting it as a conscious imitator and rival of the Nibelungenlied. Dr Campbell sets the record straight and secures proper recognition for Kudrun. Regarding the epic as a unity, he pays particular attention to the language of the text, and past emendations. He also examines the degree to which characters in Kudrun impress as individual creations. Dr Campbell's conclusion is that the Kudrun poet had a keen understanding of human nature which enabled him to present his characters with impressive accuracy, consistency and vitality.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
'Der wilde Hagene, Vólant aller K¼nige'
Father-figures
Devil, wilderness, divine intervention
The 'generations' theme
Gudrun 'diu h re, daz Hagenen k¼nne'
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521158473
ISBN-10: 0521158478
Series: Anglica Germanica Series 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.44