The first literal, word-for-word translation of Wagner's epic masterwork from the full German text
Stewart Spencer taught medieval German language and literature at London University before retiring to devote himself to writing and translating. He is co-editor, with Barry Millington, of Selected Letters of Richard Wagner and Wagner in Performance. He is the author of Wagner Remembered. Barry Millington is chief music critic for the London Evening Standard and the editor of The Wagner Journal. He has written and edited, or co-edited, seven books on Wagner, including The Wagner Compendium, The Ring of the Nibelungen: A Companion and the New Grove Guide to Wagner and his Operas.
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