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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"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)About the Author:
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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