Icelandic Histories and Romances
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By (author) Ralph O'Connor
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Icelandic Histories and Romances by Ralph O'Connor
Book DescriptionThe Icelandic sagas, composed between the twelfth and the nineteenth 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 five 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. The sagas are evocatively illustrated by Anne O'Connor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752428949
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book explores the strange world of Irish sagas and is the first to offer systematic literary analysis of any single native Irish saga. It presents an analysis of the finest of the sagas, The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel, and invites the reader not only to understand this and other Irish sagas, but also to enjoy them as literature.
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Author Biography - Ralph O'Connor
Ralph O'Connor is a Fellow in Irish and Icelandic Literature at St John's College, Cambridge, and lectures in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. His publications include work on Irish and Icelandic sagas, English Romantic poetry and nineteenth-century dinosaurs.
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