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  • The Saga of the Volsungsby Jesse L. Byock

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 21.95

    The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J. R. R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and... more...

  • Audun and the Polar Bearby William Ian Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    Audun's Story is the tale of an Icelandic farmhand who buys a polar bear in Greenland for no other reason than to give it to the Danish king, half a world away. It can justly be listed among the finest pieces of short fiction in world literature. Terse in the best saga style, it spins a story of complex competitive social action, revealing the... more...

  • Spielräume des Erzählensby Johannes Frey

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2010; US$ 42.32

    Im Mittelalter wurden Chrétiens Artusromane an mehreren europäischen Höfen in der jeweiligen Volkssprache wiedererzählt. Wie aber ging man vor? Übersetzte man die Vorlage, oder erzählte man so, wie es die eigene Tradition verlangte? Wie funktioniert das Erzählen der gleichen Geschichte in Frankreich, Deutschland, England und Island?<p> Diese... more...

  • Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrativeby Heather O'Donoghue

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 134.99

    Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative is a study of the varying relationships between verse and prose in a series of Old Norse-Icelandic saga narratives. It shows how the interplay of skaldic verse, with its metrical intricacy and cryptic diction, and saga prose, with its habitual spare clarity, can be used to achieve a wide variety of sophisticated... more...

  • Eyrbyggja Sagaby Hermann Palsson; Paul Edwards; Hermann Palsson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    An Icelandic saga which mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and history with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Iceland, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society. more...

  • Reiseberichte und Romanzenby Christian von Zimmermann

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 196.00

    What we see is invariably determined by the eye of the beholder. Travellers and readers interpret the cultural text of 'foreign parts' in relation to their own horizons and individual interests. The present study looks at examples of the discursive appropriation of travel destinations and foreign literature. The approach is geared to aiding inquiry... more...

  • Der Reisebericht in der deutschen Literaturby Peter J. Brenner

    De Gruyter 1990; US$ 224.00

    Der Reisebericht in der deutschen Literatur: Ein Forschungsüberblick als Vorstudie zu einer Gattungsgeschichte more...

  • The Cold Counselby Sarah M. Anderson; Karen Swenson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography and psychoanalysis in order to raise fresh questions about such new subjects as gender, class, sexuality, family structure and ideology in medieval Iceland. more...

  • Snorri Sturluson - Historiker, Dichter, Politikerby Heinrich Beck; Wilhelm Heizmann; Jan van Nahl

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    The Icelandic historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson was an exceptional figureof the Nordic Middle Ages. The essays by renowned scholars gathered in this volume present the current state of research on Sturluson while also suggesting new approaches. In addition to examining questions related to the history of religion, they consider issuesregarding... more...

  • The Meters of Old Norse Eddic Poetryby Seiichi Suzuki

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 252.00

    A formal and functional study of the three meters of Old Norse eddic poetry, fornyrðislag, málaháttr, and ljóðaháttr, this book provides their systematic account (synchronic,diachronic, and from a comparative Germanic perspective). With thorough data presentation, detailed philological analysis, and sophisticated linguistic explanation, it will be... more...