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Legendary fiction in medieval Iceland

Hermann PaМЃlsson.

Legendary fiction in medieval Iceland

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Published by Heimspekideild háskóla Íslands og bókaútgáfa menningarsjóðs in Reykjavík .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Notes in Icelandic.

StatementHermann Pállson and Paul Edwards.
SeriesStudia islandica -- 30
ContributionsEdwards, Paul, 1926 July 31-
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p.
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21033395M

Fiction > Poetry > Ancient, Classical & Medieval > Medieval #17 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Folklore & Mythology Jesse L. Byock, who has written some splendid works on medieval Iceland and the Sagas of the Icelanders, and translated two of the legendary sagas, as "The Saga of the Volsungs: The NorseFile Size: KB.


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Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland. This retelling of the ancient Saga of the People of Eyri is a modern classic. Absolutely gripping and compulsively readable, Booklist said this book, "does what good historical fiction is supposed to do: put a face on history that is recognizable to all."/5.

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Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland. Written by Jeff Janoda Review by Adelaida Lower. Though this first novel is saddled with an unimaginative title and a host of similarly named and motivated characters, it is a compelling narrative. The setting is the so-called Free State, a harsh land where weakness begets trouble and men struggle to fight off.

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