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Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas
Gwyn Jones
0192835300
Sept 1999
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Book Description
Selected by Gwyn Jones--the eminent Celtic scholar--for their excellence and variety, these nine Icelandic sagas include "Hen-Thorir," "The Vapnfjord Men," "Thorstein Staff-Struck," "Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey," "Thidrandi whom the Goddesses Slew," "Authun and the Bear," "Gunnlaug
Wormtongue," "King Hrolf and his Champions," and the title piece.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Icelandic


Thrand of Gotu: Two Icelandic Sagas
George Johnston (Translator)
0889841802
April 1994
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Canadian Book Review Annual
`Thrand of Gotu transports the reader back in time to a period of travel and discovery.'

University of Toronto Quarterly
`The chief success of Johnston's translation lies precisely in his ability to suggest the kinds of parody, burlesque...'

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Three Icelandic Outlaw Sagas
Anthony Faulkes
046088221X
Jan 2002
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Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature
Rory McTurk (Editor)
0631235027
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field, over a third of whom are Icelanders. At the same time, it conveys a sense of the mainland Scandinavian origins of the Icelandic people, and reflects the ongoing contact between Iceland and other countries and cultures.The volume highlights current debates among Old Norse-Icelandic scholars specializing in different aspects of the subject. Coverage of traditional topics is complemented by material on previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the translated knights' sagas. Chapters on 'archaeology', 'social institutions' and 'geography and travel' make it possible to view the literature in its wider cultural context while chapters on 'reception' and...


Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Critical Guide
Carol J. Clover (Editor)
0802038239
July 2005
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Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction
Heather O'Donoghue
0631236252
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. It covers not only mythology and family sagas, but also looks at less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse. An introduction describing the language and culture of the first settlers in Iceland helps readers to appreciate the background against which this literature was produced.The book acts as an introduction not only to Old-Norse Icelandic literature, but also to its reception through the ages and its influence on literature written in English. The author shows how a whole range of authors from Chaucer to Seamus Heaney have been influenced by this body of work, pointing out that even King Lear and Hamlet appear in Old Norse texts.

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Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction
Heather O'Donoghue
0631236260
February 2004
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Book Description
From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. It covers not only mythology and family sagas, but also looks at less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse. An introduction describing the language and culture of the first settlers in Iceland helps readers to appreciate the background against which this literature was produced.The book acts as an introduction not only to Old-Norse Icelandic literature, but also to its reception through the ages and its influence on literature written in English. The author shows how a whole range of authors from Chaucer to Seamus Heaney have been influenced by this body of work, pointing out that even King Lear and Hamlet appear in Old Norse texts.

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Verbal Encounters: Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Studies for Roberta Frank
Glenn Willmott
0802080111
June 1996
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Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic Worlds
Rory McTurk
0754603911
March 2005
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Saga of the Jomsvikings
Lee Milton Hollander (Translator)
0292776233
January 1988
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Book Description
In A.D. 986, Earl Hâkon, ruler of most of Norway, won a triumphant victory over an invading fleet of Danes in the great naval battle of Hjôrunga Bay. Sailing under his banner were no fewer than five Icelandic skalds, the poet-historians of the Old Norse world. Two centuries later their accounts of the battle became the basis for one of the liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with special emphasis on the doings of the Jômsvikings, the famed members of a warrior community that feared no one and dared all. In Lee M. Hollander's faithful translation, all of the unknown twelfth-century author's narrative genius and flair for dramatic situation and pungent characterization is preserved.

In A.D. 986, Earl Hákon, ruler of most of Norway, won a triumphant victory over an invading fleet of Danes in...


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