Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Critical Guide

Old Norse Icelandic Literature A Critical Guide In the past few decades interest in the rich and varied literature of early Scandinavia has prompted a great deal of interest in its background its origins social and historical context and relatio

  • Title: Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Critical Guide
  • Author: Carol J. Clover
  • ISBN: 9780802038234
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the past few decades, interest in the rich and varied literature of early Scandinavia has prompted a great deal of interest in its background its origins, social and historical context, and relationship to other medieval literatures Until the 1980s, however, there was a distinct lack of scholarship in the area, so in 1985, Carol J Clover and John Lindow brought togetIn the past few decades, interest in the rich and varied literature of early Scandinavia has prompted a great deal of interest in its background its origins, social and historical context, and relationship to other medieval literatures Until the 1980s, however, there was a distinct lack of scholarship in the area, so in 1985, Carol J Clover and John Lindow brought together some of the most ambitious and distinguished Old Norse scholars to contribute essays for a collection that would finally fill the void of a comprehensive guide to the field.The contributors summarize and comment on scholarly work in the major branches of the field eddic and skaldic poetry, family and kings sagas, courtly writing, and mythology Taken together, their judicious and well written essays, each with a full bibliography, make up this vital survey of Old Norse literature in English a basic reference work that has stimulated much research and helped to open up the field to a wider academic readership.This volume has become an essential text for instructors, and twenty years later, is now being republished as part of the Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching MART series with a new preface that discusses recent contributions to the field.

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    • Though more than 20 years old now, this is still an incredible overview of the "state of the field" for the major divisions of Norse Literature. I haven't read the new edition, so I don't know how much it has been updated, but things move slowly enough in our field that these essays are still required reading for anyone in the field, in my opinion. The essays do not cover the entire history of the field, but limit themselves to I believe about a 20-30 year period of research for which there was [...]


    • Highly scholarly, second edition, collection of critical essays of Old Norse - Icelandic Lit. Do not look for the actual stories of gods or heroic sagas, but rather explanations of how these came to be, how they came to be re-told, what happened when the stories were put down on paper. My favorite essay concerned the impact of courtly literature and Christianity on the later period of Norse literature. Very interesting from a historical perspective. Definitely a college-level text, and I would r [...]


    • Useful for beginners in the field although a bit dated. Some of the chapters were in my opinion too narrowly focused on the opinion of the scholar writing them and their personal beliefs colored the writing, to the point of some issues not being supported by proper evidence. Reminds me of the saying: "It is known" from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.The bibliography is a useful start for someone wanting to study the field - although personally I find the Internet a lot more usefulA [...]


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