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Faroe Islander Saga

Author : Robert K. Painter
ISBN : 9781476663661
Genre : History
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This new English translation of the Faroe-Islander Saga (Faereyinga saga)--a great medieval Icelandic saga--tells the story of the first settlers on these wind-swept islands at the edge of the Scandinavian world. Written by an anonymous 13th-century Icelander, the saga centers on the enduring animosity between Sigmundur Brestirsson and Thrandur of Gota, rival chieftains whose bitter disagreements on the introduction of Christianity to the Faroe Islands set the stage for much violence and a feud which then unfolds over generations of their descendants. Making the saga accessible to a wider English readership, the translation is accompanied by a brief introduction, explanatory notes, genealogical and chronological tables, detailed maps and an excerpt from Jomsvikings' Saga which informs missing passages from the Faroe-Islander Saga manuscripts.

Early Germanic Literature And Culture

Author : Brian Murdoch
ISBN : 157113199X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of fresh essays examining the wide scope and significance of early Germanic culture and literature.

The Old Man And His Sons

Author : Heðin Brú
ISBN : 9781846591754
Genre : Fiction
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These are the Faroe Islands as they were some fifty years ago: sea-washed and remote, with one generation still tied to the sea for sustenance, and a younger generation turning towards commerce and clerical work in the towns. At the post-hunt whale-meat auction, the normally cautious Ketil enthusiastically bids for more meat than he can afford. Thus in his seventieth year, Ketil and his wife, along with their youngest son, struggle to repay their debt. They scavenge for driftwood and stranded seals, and knit up a storm of jumpers to sell in town. A touching novel that deftly captures a vanishing way of life. 'The Faroese voted this their book of the 20th century; by any nation's standards it's a classic.' Financial Times

The Faroe Islanders Saga

Author : George Johnston
ISBN : 0887501354
Genre : History
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Jegp Journal Of English And Germanic Philology

Author : Gustaf E. Karsten
ISBN : UOM:39015067407547
Genre : Philology
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Old Norse Icelandic Studies

Author : Hans Bekker-Nielsen
ISBN : 9781442633490
Genre : Reference
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An annotated bibliography of Old Norse-Icelandic studies for the years 1981-83, offering a quick guide to recent work.

Thrand Of Gotu

Author : George Johnston
ISBN : 0889841802
Genre : Fiction
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Thrand of Gotu, in Faroe Islanders, is the most fully developed character in either, and one of the more complex and memorable villains of European literature. This title is a celebration of an ancient tradition, skilfully rendered for modern audiences.

Icelandic Culture

Author : Sigurður Nordal
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035218887
Genre : Iceland
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ISBN : UOM:39015084435844
Genre : English literature
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Translating The Sagas

Author : John Kennedy
ISBN : 2503507727
Genre : History
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Few speakers of English have ever been able to read the Icelandic sagas in the original language, and published saga translations have played a major role in shaping attitudes towards Viking Age Scandinavia and the great literary achievements of medieval Iceland in the English-speaking world. This book is the first publication to provide an extended examination of the history and development of Icelandic saga translations into English from their beginnings in the eighteenth century to today. It explores reasons for undertaking saga translation, and the challenges confronting translators. Chapters are devoted to the pioneering saga translations, the later Victorian and Edwardian eras, the often-neglected period of the two World Wars and their aftermath, and the upsurge of saga translation in the second half of the twentieth century. The contributions of individual translators and teams are reviewed, from James Johnstone in the 1780s through major Victorians such as Samuel Laing, George Webbe Dasent, and William Morris, distinguished twentieth century figures such as Lee M. Hollander, Gwyn Jones, Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Palsson, and George Johnston, and the great co-operative project which produced The Complete Sagas of Icelanders at the century's end. The book concludes with saga translation facing interesting new possibilities and challenges, not least those generated by information technology.

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