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Egil's Saga

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Demon, killer and drunkard, poet, lawyer and farmer: Egil is on eof the most individual and paradoxical characters to emerge from the Icelandic sagas.

About the Author

'Bernard Scudder lives in Reykjavk as a full-time translator. His translations encompass sagas, ancient and modern poetry, and leading contemporary novels and plays.

Svanhildur Oscarsdttir has a research post at the rni Magnsson Institute in Reykjavk, Iceland.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140443219
Translator:
Palsson, Hermann
Translator:
Edwards, Paul
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Scudder, Bernard
Author:
Palsson, Hermann
Author:
Oskarsdottir, Svanhildur
Author:
Edwards, Paul
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth ;
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Laterature
Subject:
Sagas -- Translations into English.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
1976-77
Publication Date:
19770224
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.76x5.05x.60 in. .41 lbs.

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