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The matter of the North : the rise of literary fiction in thirteenth-century Iceland /
Torfi H. Tulinius ; translated by Randi C. Eldevik.
imprint
[Odense] : Odense University Press, 2002.
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340 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
8778385377
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[Odense] : Odense University Press, 2002.
isbn
8778385377
catalogue key
4861120
 
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This study evaluates the role of legendary sagas in the lives of Icelanders from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It looks at the legendary sagas from the perspective of fictional prose narrative, and sheds light on the origin and nature of other genres that arose in Iceland, especially the Icelandic family saga Islendingasaga. The author wishes to point out the richness and complexity of these long-neglected sagas. Even though they were probably composed for amusement and recreation, they deserve to be taken seriously as works of the intellect.
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STudy evaluates the role of legendary sagas in the lives of Icelanders from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Looks at the legendary sagas from the perspective of fictional prose narrative, and sheds light on the origin and nature of other genres that arose in Iceland.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Preliminaries
Presentation of the Canonp. 17
Methodological Introductionp. 31
The Origin of the Legendary Sagas and the Advent of Fiction in Icelandp. 44
Analysis of the Legendary Sagas
Hervarar saga ok Heioreks: An Illustration of Methodp. 73
Halfs saga ok Halfsrekkap. 115
Ragnars saga loobrokarp. 128
Volsunga sagap. 139
Orvar-Odds sagap. 159
Hrolfs Saga Gautrekssonar: Playing with the formp. 165
Provisional Statement: The Language of Fiction in the Legendary Sagasp. 179
The Paths of Fiction in Thirteenth-Century Iceland
Jomsvikinga saga: King and Vassal in Conflictp. 191
Toward A Description of The Thirteenth-Century Icelandic Language Of Fictionp. 217
An Attempt at Application: Interpreting Egils sagap. 234
Conclusionp. 290
Bibliographyp. 296
Synopses of the Sagas under Studyp. 311
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