By Hugo Bekker
In the final fifty or so years there was a steady shift of awareness in scholarship at the Nibelungenlied from reconstruction of the texts, and tracings of the poem’s a number of and intricate antecedents, to interpretation. having said that pattern, there's nonetheless a urgent want for a severe research of the Nibelungenlied as an entire that pulls jointly its a number of literary features and examines intimately the epic’s solidarity, intensity, and that means. Professor Bekker’s learn offers this sort of research. It takes a clean procedure, viewing the poem as a piece of literary advantage invaluable to be learn for its personal sake. It strains the recent designs which the poet brings to the Nibelungen culture and offers distinct examinations of the most elements of process and constitution within the epic. The strategy is predicated on shut session of the textual content, with little digression, in an try to advisor the reader to an knowing and appreciation of the poem because the writer meant it to be read.
Professor Bekker issues out that the poet of the Nibelungenlied doesn't objective at mental personality delineation and intentionally refrains from looking to determine many of the sought after figures within the epic as members within the smooth experience of the time period. in its place, they become consultant figures whose interrelationships, although attention-grabbing, are less significant for the team spirit and which means of the epic than are their universal relationships to the realm during which they exist. The query of non-public guilt or innocence turns into inappropriate, and Professor Bekker sees the paintings finally as poetic festival of a noble lifestyle and its destruction. Symbolism, imagery, parallelism, symmetry, and different structural units all give a contribution to the layout which expresses the character of this noble lifestyles, and Professor Bekker’s e-book is a invaluable advisor to the complicated structure of this thirteenth-century masterpiece.
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Nibelungenlied: A Literary Analysis (Heritage) by Hugo Bekker