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Sagas of the Icelanders

Sagas of the Icelanders
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Sagas of the Icelanders
  • ISBN: 9780141000039
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In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, ultimately, North America. Sailing as far from the archetypal heroic adventure as the long ships did from home, the Sagas are written with psychological intensity, peopled by characters with depth, and explore perennial human issues like love, hate, fate and freedom.

Note: This book is rough-cut, which means the pages will be unevenly cut to give the book and unique look and feel.

"One of the great marvels of World Literature.... This is a dream come true." --Ted Hughes

"A testimony to the human spirit's ability not only to endure what fate may send it but to be renewed by the experience." --Seamus Heaney

"The glory of the Sagas is indisputable." --Milan Kundera

"Generally excellent, accurate and readable, these translations are sure to become the standard versions." --The Times Literary Supplement (London)
Autor SMILEY, Jane
An apariţie 2005
Editura Penguin
Nr pagini 848
Dimensiuni 21.4 x 14.8 cm
Format Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: smiley jane , penguin classics