Translated by Hermann Pálsson
and Paul Edwards
Another prominent medieval Icelandic saga. This one mixes wild Gothic
imagination and realism, it dramatizes a thiteenth century view of the past. Its central
figure, Snorri, a man so perplexingly ambiguous that the narrator himself is drawn to
speculate on his motives and a character who brilliantly epitomizes the violent stresses
of his times.
"Of all the various records of
Icelandic history and literature, there is non more
This is yet another example of a powerful prose work with an unknown author.
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