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Medieval Saga Written in the thirteenth century the Icelandic prose sagas chronicling the lives of kings and commoners give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland The evolution o

  • Title: Medieval Saga
  • Author: Carol Clover
  • ISBN: 9780801414473
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Medieval Saga By Carol Clover, Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary developments in European literature In this groundbreaking study, Carol J ClWritten in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary developments in European literature In this groundbreaking study, Carol J Clover challenges this view and relates the rise of imaginative prose in Iceland directly to the rise of imaginative prose on the Continent.

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    1. Unlike most of the older works on the Icelandic Sagas that put emphasis on the uniqueness of these works, Clover seeks to situate the Sagas firmly in the tradition of European Medieval Literature Clover compares the Icelandic Family Sagas to the Romance and Heroic literature that was common in France and Germany in the Middle Ages Noticing the cyclic and inter textual nature of the Icelandic Family Sagas, clover compares the Sagas to works like the French prose Arthurian cycle and Charlemagne po [...]

    2. A long time ago I briefly read the first chapter of the book, but was so new to the field that I just didn t follow it very well Now that I ve a bit experience and considering that I m one of her students I really need to get around to rereading and finishing it Carol is one of the sharpest minds in our field, and I find myself very much in sympathy with her take on the balance of orality and literacy in the sagas.

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