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(Ad 900) Nibelungenlied

(Ad 900) Nibelungenlied

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Project Gutenberg's The Nibelungenlied, trans. by George Henry NeedlerCopyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check thecopyright laws for your country before downloading or redistributingthis or any other Project Gutenberg eBook.This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this ProjectGutenberg file. Please do not remove it. Do not change or edit theheader without written permission.Please read the "legal small print," and other information about theeBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of this file. Included isimportant information about your specific rights and restrictions inhow the file may be used. You can also find out about how to make adonation to Project Gutenberg, and how to get involved.**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla Electronic Texts****eBooks Readable By Both Humans and By Computers, Since 1971*******These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands of Volunteers!*****Title: The NibelungenliedTranslated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the OriginalAuthor: trans. by George Henry NeedlerRelease Date: January, 2005 [EBook #7321][Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule][This file was first posted on April 13, 2003]Edition: 10Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ASCII*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE NIBELUNGENLIED ***Produced by David Starner, Thomas Berger,and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team
The Nibelungenlied
Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original
ByGeorge Henry Needler
 Associate Professor of German in University College, Toronto
This translation of the Nibelungenlied is published with the simple purpose of placing one of theworld's great epic poems within the reach of English readers. Translations are at best but poorsubstitutes for originals. A new translation of a poem implies also a criticism of those that havepreceded it. My apology for presenting this new English version of the Nibelungenlied is thatnone of those hitherto made has reproduced the metrical form of the original. In the hope ofmaking the outlines of the poem clearer for the modern reader, I have endeavored to supply inthe Introduction a historical background by summing up the results of investigation into its originand growth. The translation itself was begun many years ago, when I studied the original underZarncke in Leipzig.G. H. N.University College, Toronto, September, 1904.

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