Nibelungenlied


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Nibelungenlied

medieval German epic poem of Siegfried and the Nibelung kings. [Ger. Lit.: Nibelungenlied]
See: Epic
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But in the case of the Nibelungenlied, the cultural-nationalist appropriation of a deep vernacular past was entwined with the search for a properly glorious national narrative, a specimen of the most grandiose of literary genres, the Iliad-like heroic epic (Andersson 28), which recounts in an expansive narrative format the heroic deeds of an aristocratic warrior culture.
In The Nibelungenlied (Armour, 1961), as this researcher reads it, attribution plays a role subordinate to descriptive reporting.
This is very similar to the Nibelungenlied, in which the dwarfs become servants of Siegfried after they are subdued.
His biographer Humphrey Carpenter uses this example to support his claim that "comparison of his Ring with the Nibelungenlied and Wagner always annoyed Tolkien" (202); Carpenter also alludes to Tolkien, while still a schoolboy, making "a passing jibe at Wagner whose interpretation of the myths he held in contempt" (46).
It derives from Carlyle's essay on the Nibelungenlied (in the Critical and Miscellaneous Essays), a text which helped establish the medieval German poem as a canonical work in the mid-nineteenth century; Carlyle calls it "a precious national possession, recovered after six centuries of neglect, [which now] takes undisputed place among the sacred books of German literature" (8:149).
The great Germanic epics, like the Nibelungenlied or Gottfried von Strassbourg's Tristan, have long been known through the lens of Wagner, while the Minnesingers--often noble amateurs--are also celebrated for their writing about love.
The remaining six survey literary texts, including the Poema de Mio Cid, the Chanson de Roland, Raoul de Cambrai, the Nibelungenlied, and Guillaume d' Orange.
In this stimulating work, Schultz uses Foucault-inspired gender theory to analyze texts including Heinrich yon Veldeke's Eneasroman; Wolfram yon Eschenbach's Parzival, Willehalm, and Titurel; Hartmann von Aue's Eric and Iwein; and the Nibelungenlied.
Voorts is daar duidelike verwysings in die roman (reeds naspeurbaar in die titel) na die Noorse mitologie (en meer spesifiek na die Volsunga sage), die Nibelungenlied en Siegfried, die gelyknamige opera van Wagner.
At this time Beowulf, Das Nibelungenlied, and Le Chanson de Roland were published and reached the status of founding myths.
Rules for the endgame; the world of the Nibelungenlied.
The Germans had their Nibelungenlied and the French the Chanson de Roland, but Ossian (at least according to Thomas Carlyle) fell short of supplying a national epic.