Old Norse-Icelandic Literature by Heather O'Donoghue
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature
By Heather O'Donoghue

Old Norse-Icelandic Literature

A Short Introduction

By (author) See other recent books by Heather O'Donoghue
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $211.95
Your Price: $190.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $21.19! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.54 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Old Norse-Icelandic Literature by Heather O'Donoghue

Book Description

From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. There is an introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature. This book covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse. It provides an introduction that helps readers to appreciate the language and culture of the first settlers in Iceland. It looks at the reception of Old-Norse-Icelandic literature over the ages, as views of the vikings have changed. It shows how a whole range of authors from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney have been influenced by Old Norse-Icelandic literature.

Buy Old Norse-Icelandic Literature book by Heather O'Donoghue from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780631236252
ISBN-10: 0631236252
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 160mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Heather O'Donoghue

English Poetry and Old Norse Myth by Heather O'Donoghue English Poetry and Old Norse Myth, Hardback (July 2014)

English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History traces the influence of Old Norse myth on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, examining how bmajor and minor poets in English have reflected changing attitudes towards the pagan North.

Beowulf by Heather O'Donoghue Beowulf, Paperback (October 2008)

Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus.

From Asgard to Valhalla by Heather O'Donoghue From Asgard to Valhalla, Paperback (September 2008)

From Viking-age stories of ice and fire to epic poetry of "Beowulf", from the warrior Valkyries to Tolkien's "Riders of Rohan" and from Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" to Marvel's "Mighty Thor", Norse mythology offers something for everyone. This title shows how these myths have impacted on to resonate across the fields of literature, art, and music.

Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative by Heather O'Donoghue Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative, Hardback (August 2005)

Presents a detailed reading of a series of sophisticated medieval narratives, the Old Norse-Icelandic sagas. This book shows how saga authors achieved a wide range of stylistic and psychological effects through the interplay of prose and verse: bringing history to life, and presenting fiction as if it were history.

» View all books by Heather O'Donoghue

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Old Norse-Icelandic Literature book by Heather O'Donoghue and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Heather O'Donoghue

Heather O'Donoghue is Reader in Old Norse at Oxford University. She is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Heather O'Donoghue close
English Poetry and Old Norse Myth by Heather O'Donoghue
Beowulf by Heather O'Donoghue
From Asgard to Valhalla by Heather O'Donoghue
Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative by Heather O'Donoghue
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature by Heather O'Donoghue
Genesis of a Saga Narrative by Heather O'Donoghue
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close