Njal s Saga

Author: Leifur Eiricksson
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780140447699
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"Full of dreams, strange prophecies, sexual slander, violent power struggles and fragile peace settlements, Njal's Saga is a compelling chronicle of a fifty-year blood feud." "Written in the late thirteenth century, it is the most powerful and popular of the great Icelandic Family Sagas and teems with memorable and complex characters such as Gunnar of Hlidarendi, a great warrior with an aversion to killing, the Iago-like Mord Valgardsson, and the wise and prescient Njal himself. Alongside the heroism and prowess there is also blood spilt in acts of cowardice and cruelty. Despite its distance from us in time and place, Njal's Saga explores perennial human problems: from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and women are swept up in a tide of violence quite beyond their control."--BOOK JACKET.

Nj l s saga

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Publisher: Penguin Classics
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An Icelandic family saga, probably from the 13th century, in a modern translation.

The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent tongue

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Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014139787X
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'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper' In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. The Icelandic Sagas were oral in origin and written down in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Other Icelandic Sagas available in Penguin Classics include Njal's Saga, Egil's Saga, Sagas of Warrior-Poets, Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyri, The Saga of Grettir the Strong, The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale, The Vinland Sagas and Comic Sagas from Iceland.

Njal s Saga

Author: Magnus Magnusson
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An Icelandic family sage, probably from the 13th century, in a modern translation.

The Rewriting of Nj ls Saga

Author: Jón Karl Helgason
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853594571
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The Rewriting of Njáls saga concerns itself with the process which enables literary texts to cross cultures and endure history. Through six interrelated case studies, Jón Karl Helgason focuses on the reception of Njáls saga, the most distinguished of the Icelandic sagas, in Britain, the United States, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, between 1861 and 1945. The editions and translations in question claim to represent a medieval narrative to their audience, but Helgason emphasises how these texts simultaneously reflect the rewriters' contemporary ideas about race, culture, politics and poetics. Introducing the principles of comparative Translation Studies to the field of Medieval Literature, Helgason's book identifies the dialogue between literary (re)production and society.

Nj ls Saga

Author: Lars Lönnroth
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520027084
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Frederic Amory in Memoriam Old Norse Icelandic Studies

Author: John Lindow
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0692520163
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With this volume, twelve distinguished scholars from Europe, Iceland, and North America honor the memory of Frederic Amory with contributions to the field of Old Norse-Icelandic studies. Topics treated include, inter alia, several in which Amory did important work, such as skaldic poetics, the locutions of poetry, and saga narrative techniques. CONTRIBUTIONS BY RICHARD PERKINS; RUSSELL POOLE; JOHN LINDOW; MARVIN TAYLOR; ASDIS EGILSDOTTIR; THEODORE M. ANDERSSON; GEORGE CLARK; MARIA BONNER; RORY MCTURK; ORLEIFUR HAUKSSON;HANS FIX; and ANATOLY LIBERMAN"

Bad Boys and Wicked Women

Author: Daniela Hahn
Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag
ISBN: 3831645574
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This volume assembles 13 essays as the result of a workshop for international doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in Old Norse studies, which was held at the Institute for Nordic Philology at LMU in Munich in December 2015. The contributions’ focus lies on different aspects of ›bad‹ or ›evil‹ characters in saga literature, and they give testimony to the broad literary variety such figures display in Old Norse texts. The “Antagonists and Troublemakers in Old Norse Literature” are here explored in their diversity, ranging from their literary psychology to their characteristics which often challenge gender norms. The contributions discuss the narrative strategies of presenting these characters to the audience, both positively and negatively. Furthermore, they analyse how the central paradox of evil and its dependence on context is realised in various ways in Old Norse literature.