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Icelandic Histories & Romances (Revealing History (Paperback))

ISBN: 9780752428949
Publisher: Tempus
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Number of pages: 224
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The Icelandic sagas, composed between the 12th and the 19th centuries, are one of the world's great literary treasures. After an extended and lively introduction to the genre, Ralph O'Connor provides new translations for 5 of the greatest of these sagas. We encounter a humble Icelandic scholar dreaming of a Viking past, a royal adventurer evading the horrible lusts of troll-women, a demon popping out of a lavatory, the death spasms of the old Northern gods, and unnatural acts in Muslim Germany.

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