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Sagas of Warrior-poets

Penguin Classics


Published: 29th August 2002
For Ages: 18+ years old
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All the Icelandic sagas portray a world well aware of the power of words: to praise, to blame, to curse and to taunt. Yet these five stories are unusual in putting a skald, or poet, centre stage and building the plot around his travels to seek fame, his doomed love for a married woman and his hostilities against her menfolk.

About The Author

Some believe that The Saga of the People of Laxardal was written by a woman.

Further Reading
A Note on the Translations
Sagas of Warrior-Poets
Kormak's Saga (trans. Rory McTurk)
The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-poet (trans. Diana Whaley)
The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue (trans. Katrina Attwood)
The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People (trans. Alison Finlay)
Viglund's Saga (trans. Marianne Kalinke)
Plot Summaries
Reference Section:
Social, Political and Legal Structures
The Farm
Early Icelandic Literature
The Techniques of Skaldic Poetry
Index of Characters

ISBN: 9780140447712
ISBN-10: 0140447717
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 29th August 2002
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1