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Egil's Saga


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September 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"Egil's Saga" tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a psychologically ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry and a physical grotesque capable of staggering brutality. This Icelandic saga recounts Egil's progression from youthful savagery to mature wisdom as he struggles to defend his honor in a running feud with the Norwegian king Erik Bloodaxe and fight for the English king Athelstan in his battles against Scotland. Exploring issues as diverse as the question of loyalty, the power of poetry, and the relationship between two brothers who love the same woman, "Egil's Saga" is a fascinating depiction of a deeply human character.

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Bernard Scudder lives in Reykjavik as a full-time translator. His translations encompass sagas, ancient and modern poetry, and leading contemporary novels and plays. In 1998 two novels in his translation were short-listed for the European Union's Aristeon Literary Prize. Svanhildur Oscarsdottir has a research post at the Arni Magnusson Institute in Reykjavik. Bernard Scudder lives in Reykjavik as a full-time translator. His translations encompass sagas, ancient and modern poetry, and leading contemporary novels and plays. In 1998 two novels in his translation were short-listed for the European Union's Aristeon Literary Prize. Svanhildur Oscarsdottir has a research post at the Arni Magnusson Institute in Reykjavik. She has published on Icelandic literature, medieval and modern.
EAN: 9780140447705
ISBN: 0140447709
Untertitel: geneal. table, maps. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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