Volsunga Saga Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Gillette, Devyn Christopher. “The Son of Odin: A Heroic Analysis of the Volsunga Saga.

Examines archetypal elements in the Volsunga Saga.

Kirchhoff, Frederick. “The Story of the Volsungs and the Fall of the Niblungs (1876).” In William Morris, pp. 98-110. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1979.

Explores the importance of the Volsunga Saga to Morris's “Sigurd the Volsung” as well as to his development as a poet.

Macfarlane, Robert. “William Morris and the Source of The Waste Land.The Times Literary Supplement, no. 5146 (November 16, 2001): 14–15.

Reports that a copy of Morris's translation of the Volsunga Saga was once in T. S. Eliot's possession and that his annotations in it point to possible influence of that saga on The Waste Land.