The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin Classics)

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9780140291339: The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin Classics)

THE SAGAS OF ICELANDERS are amongst the crowning achievements of medieval literature. In their narrative artistry and characterisation, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures - as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. They form a unique literary genre and have inspired writers as diverse as Walter Scott, Jorge Luis Borges and W H Auden.

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Jane Smiley is the author of many novels, including A Thousand Acres which won the Pulitzer Prize, and The Greenlanders. Robert Kellogg divides his time between Reykjavik and Virginia, where he was Professor of Literature until his retirement. He is co-author of The Nature of Narrative.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Icelandic

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Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2001-04-05 (2001)
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