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From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. An...

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Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction
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Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
241 pages
Language
English
Published
February 27th 2004 by Wiley-Blackwell
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964 kB
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction

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From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse.

An introduction helps readers to appreciate the language and culture of the first settlers in Iceland. Looks at the reception of Old-Norse-Icelandic literature over the ages, as views of the vikings have changed. Shows how a whole range of authors from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney have been influenced by Old Norse-Icelandic literature.