The Sagas of Icelanders

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  • Title: The Sagas of Icelanders
  • Author: Jane Smiley Robert Kellogg Katrina C. Attwood George Clark Anthony Maxwell Bernard Scudder Andrew Wawn Keneva Kunz
  • ISBN: 9780141000039
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Jane Smiley Robert Kellogg Katrina C. Attwood George Clark Anthony Maxwell Bernard Scudder Andrew Wawn Keneva Kunz says:

    Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist.Born in Los Angeles, California, Smiley grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St Louis, and graduated from John Burroughs School She obtained a A.B at Vassar College, then earned a M.F.A and Ph.D from the University of Iowa While working towards her doctorate, she also spent a year studying in Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar From 1981 to 1996, she taught at Iowa State University Smiley published her first novel, Barn Blind, in 1980, and won a 1985 O Henry Award for her short story Lily , which was published in The Atlantic Monthly Her best selling A Thousand Acres, a story based on William Shakespeare s King Lear, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 It was adapted into a film of the same title in 1997 In 1995 she wrote her sole television script produced, for an episode of Homicide Life on the Street Her novella The Age of Grief was made into the 2002 film The Secret Lives of Dentists.Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel 2005 , is a non fiction meditation on the history and the nature of the novel, somewhat in the tradition of E M Forster s seminal Aspects of the Novel, that roams from eleventh century Japan s Murasaki Shikibu s The Tale of Genji to twenty first century Americans chick lit.In 2001, Smiley was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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  1. Stories are important Maybe even essential We learn about each other through stories whether it be the Cliff Notes version of ourselves we tell to coworkers and clients or the long narratives enjoyed of our child s daily exploits at school Long before our first attempts at writing stories we shared tales of ourselves, our heritage, our world through the spoken word Homer s hymns, Aesop s fables or Icelandic sagas they are all instructive, rich and certainly the greater for having been heard rath [...]

  2. Wow This book was a huge undertaking, but it was completely worth the effort The stories are at once familiar and utterly foreign, and so, so fascinating It took me a while to fall into the patterns and rhythms of the sagas they tend to wander, go down long tangents, circle back the long way, and then eventually present a central story of sorts And that s not to mention that about 80% of the characters men and women have names beginning with the prefix Thor I m not joking Thorbjorg, Thorstein, T [...]

  3. The best anthology of Icelandic sagas you can get the States If you haven t read the sagas, then you haven t said a poem then chopped a guys head off.

  4. This book is immediately misleading in that the title might make you think it contains all the Icelandic sagas It does not not even close What it does contain is two of the longest sagas and a selection of the shorter ones including the Vinland Sagas as well as a selection of Tales.This single volume is a Penguin reprint of part of the complete multi volume translation into English of all the Icelandic mediaeval sagas and tales conducted under the general editorship of Ornolfur Thorsson by a col [...]

  5. Because the same language was spoken in north east England and Icleand at the time of the arrival of William the Conqueror many English speakers consider Icelandic literature to be part of their cultural heritage For those who subscribe to this notion, this handsome volume will be a great delight.The sagas were all translated simultaneously under the direction of a signal committee which imposed consistent translations of words for all the works My own feeling is that what resulted was an artifi [...]

  6. I picked up this tome a few years ago and tried to speed through it, like I was reading a history book or a modern, plot driven page turner Bad idea It was like trying to speedread the Bible, where a verse or two can encapsulate an entire life In anything, the sagas are even spare and packed with action than the Bible.So, this go around, I am taking the sagas on one at a time I just finished reading The Saga of the People of Vatnsdal, a tale that extends across five generations of a family that [...]

  7. Pretty much the first thing that struck me about these sagas is how immediately accessible they are I have read medieval texts before even if not very many , and usually i.e unless one happens to be a medievalist it takes a lengthy introduction and extensive notes for any modern day reader to even get the point of any tale from that period, not to mention any deeper significance or wider ranging connotations Not that one should expect a penetrating exploration of the conditio humana from those t [...]

  8. The best one volume introduction to the sagas The translation of Egil s Saga features much better English versions of the verses than its predecessors, whicih is essential since it s the biography of a skaldic poet In Gunnlaug Serpent Tongue, on the other hand, the verses rhyme Laxdaela is very good, as is Gisli Of course, the editors had to make tough choices about what to include Personally, I would ve left out the Vinland sagas and the tales in favor of Njal s, and included Grettir rather tha [...]

  9. Prose stories detailing the various misadventures of man and woman who were born or exiled to or who died in Iceland from, roughly speaking 900 1200 AD What s the point of reading ancient works of world literature 1 it gives you some insight into a past culture, and into the broader sweep of history 2 it s difficult, and strange, and not like reading anything written in the last few centuries, and there s a value to that in and of itself 3 there are always a handful of peculiar concepts which ar [...]

  10. The sagas and tales in this selection account for maybe a bit less than 2 5 of the entire corpus of the slendinga s gur respectable as far as selections go, and for all but a select few, than enough to convey the general content and scope of this strange body of literature For all their interweavings, the truth is that nearly every saga I ve sampled from this book, and volumes I and IV of the complete translation expresses essentially the same qualities of genealogical grounding, pagan Christia [...]

  11. ICELAND S CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CULTURERoots time for me I am half Icelandic People tend to think of the ancient Norsemen as barbaric murderers Well, they went a Viking, and you probably wouldn t want to meet them on one of their shopping trips But the Norse had a rich and complicated culture, their own religion, and some of the most powerful sagas in the world Icelanders were the scribes and intellectuals The Icelandic sagas have been compared to the Greek in scope and power Sample a civilizati [...]

  12. More history than sagas themselves, this book nonetheless provides a geographical and demographic backdrop for the Norse Sagas which we have remaining to us following their 13th century compilation and preservation in Iceland, primarily by Snorri Sturlusson.

  13. It will take me years to finish this, but since I hauled it here from Iceland, I thought I ought to start reading.

  14. I ve spent the past month reading many of the major sagas included in this edition, specifically, EGILS SAGA SKALLAGRIMMSON, HRAFNKEL S SAGA FREYSGODI and LAXDAELA SAGA I ve done so with a great deal of enjoyment, as I d really never read anything like this They re essentially just stories about farmers in various degrees of conflict none of them very complex, none of them very intrcate, all of them very good.I really enjoyed both EGILS SAGA and LAXDAELA SAGA, because they were kind of connected [...]

  15. What a joy to read this book in my timber cabin in the woods, by the flickering of a log fire, with a hard frost outside, and a full moon shining from a starlit northern sky Perfect conditions in which to enjoy these vivid translations, and feel transported to a congenial time and place except for the sudden eruptions of deadly violence I would have given five stars except that some of my favourite sagas are omitted and also, I wish the publishers hadn t had the daft idea of rough cutting all t [...]

  16. A great resource for readers interested in Icelandic Sagas Includes helpful references, glossary, maps, and illustrations.

  17. Remarkable and horrifying and beautifully written This book was an epiphany for me understanding the Calvinist upbringing I had deep seeded fear of the other.

  18. I originally got ahold of this book because I decided to do some research into Viking Age Iceland for the novel I m writing, and the Sagas were the perfect place to go.That said, at first I found the Sagas pretty challenging who knew medieval literature was hard The stories were interesting and I learned loads about the culture, but the detached writing style and rather different storytelling than what I was used to slowed me down a lot I think it took me almost two months to finish them all.Whi [...]

  19. I m currently reading the Sagas of IcelandEgil s SagaEgil and his entire family are pricks Given how this is a story about a great family, the lessons I get is that great men have the capacity for being good and being terrible Every generation of the family has an ugly and troublemaking brother as well as a handsome and good brother The good brother dies every time, but with his death, the troublemaker brother comes into his own The entire family preaches justice, but are always willing to sacri [...]

  20. The Sagas of Icelanders is an expansive collection of Icelandic family sagas and stories Most of them were written from the 13th and 14th century Iceland and Greenland were settled a few centuries earlier and the sagas cover the stories of that settlement With all the interest in Vikings and the success of the TV series, it was fun to go back to some of the original stories of the real Viking adventures.There are several sagas Their society is very different from the feudal society of the rest o [...]

  21. I think the Vinland Sagas were my favourite, but not just because of Newfoundland They re better stories, I think I keep thinking about when the exploratory party has to survive on the meat of beached whales, and the one crewman who regrets converting to Christianity is overwhelmed with despair And Freydis Eriksdottir I d love to go back to L Anse Aux Meadows someday I started reading the Sagas hoping for something alien and unknown, and ended up reading stories that were strangely familiar Ther [...]

  22. I am currently reading this, in no particular order, and am loving it The characters are so utterly recognisable in their human attributes, both positive and negative These sagas give an insight into the culture and history of those times I am not finding these sagas archaic or difficult either the stories romp along with such gusto, uncluttered by unnecessary verbiage.I started with Gisli Sursson s saga, simply because I had seen on Vimeo a wonderful short film called Memories of old awake , cr [...]

  23. The following is not really a review, so skip it if that s what you re after I ve read several of the sagas included in this collection before Egil s, Laxardal, Bolli Bollason, Greenlanders, and Eirik the Red , and I intend to deal with additional sagas separately if I review them However, there are also several tales given here that I haven t seen elsewhere, i.e the shorter works known as ttr, and I might as well make some notes on individual tales in this collection here Thorstein Staff Struck [...]

  24. The Icelandic Sagas are a remarkable collection of medieval literature While in England, France and elsewhere the literature were verse works concentrating on Kings and rulers, the Icelandic Sagas were prose narratives describing ordinary Icelanders especially their heroes who were often on the edge of society Eril s Saga, the first in the book, is, at least for me, too much of a chronological story of people starting in Norway and then traveling to Iceland It becomes interesting toward the end [...]

  25. The Sagas of Icelanders are the stories of the first people settling Iceland, recorded in the 13th century, although the events actually took place as early as 830 Most of them are fairly interesting but they can be difficult to follow because there are so many characters some of which have the same names Gisil Sursson s Saga has two people named Gisil and the Saga of Eirik the Red has two Eiriks or have names that are very similar so many names starting with Thor They take a lot of concentratio [...]

  26. I know I m probably biased, but this stuff is awesome As a monument of western literature, the sagas and tales of the Icelanders are as strange as they are magnificent Intensely violent, utterly human, and completely entertaining Don t let the thought of having to read Beowulf again fool you This is not Beowulf The sagas are surprisingly realistic Check it out You ll be glad Make sure you start with some of the shorter sagas though The long ones, though great, can be a little too detailed.

  27. I ve read various sags before but never such a huge chunk at one go The language the Icelandic daughter of one of the translators tells me they capture the feel of the original very well gets into your blood I ve been going around for days saying things like that would not seem to be far wrong or it may be that I would not be the one who would be far wrong should you turn out to be not entirely right And the names The names are demented and wonderful Essential stuff.

  28. 1 What inspired Tolkien s names.2 That early Icelanders were a paradox poet, pirate, farmers who besides exhibiting tremendous individualism and sense of freedom, developed sophisticated legal systems and literature.Egil s Saga was perhaps the most impressive and the one I keep rereading.

  29. Yes, this book is IMMENSE and demonstrates Smiley s unreal rigor and discipline I love Viking sagas and Smiley proves readable over all one million or so pages I ve read it twice

  30. This is a daunting book at first glance, but the stories are for the ages, and one of humanities greatest treasures This translation is very easy to read, and I tore through it like fiction.

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