. Edited and translated by Uta Stormer-Caysa, Reclam, 2010.
So, Koch continues, the epic-heroic elements in a transitional work like Kudrun
where the Held is the vanquisher of dragons would stand in conflict with the courtly elements were it not for the way the world is narratively modified so that the new (Christian-courtly) context can be integrated.
(13) The Old High German Kudrun
is a legendary story of the same circle as Thidrekssaga.
THE epic of Kudrun
, the written form of which probably dates from the first half of the thirteenth century, survives only in the early sixteenth-century Ambraser Heldenbuch.
Wie Peter Wapnewski bemerkt: "Im gleichen Atem mit der Nibelungendichtung pflegt man die Kudrun
zu nennen" (74).
The last chapter presents another anomaly: the figure of Kudrun
. This powerful figure cannot be a hero, because even Murdoch's updated definition does not stretch to including a woman.