Seven Viking Romances Translated by Hermann Palsson

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Seven Viking Romances Translated by Hermann Palsson ISBN:9780140444742

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Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The tales plunder a wide range of earlier literature from Homer to the French romances as in the tale of the wandering hero Arrow-Odd, which combines several older legends, or Egil and Asmund, where the story of Odysseus and the Cyclops is skilfully adapted into a traditional Norse legend. These are among the most outrageous, delightful and exhilarating tales in all Icelandic literature.

Seven Viking Romances Translated by Hermann Palsson ISBN:9780140444742

 

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Weight 224 g
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 198 mm
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