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A History of Icelandic Literature (Hardcover)

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"A History of Icelandic Literature" provides a complete overview of the literature of Iceland, from the country's settlement in the ninth century until the present day, including chapters on lesser-known areas such as drama, children's literature, women's literature, and North American Icelandic literature. It is the first work to give non-Icelandic readers a wide-ranging introduction to Iceland's literature and each contributor to this volume is a recognized expert in his or her area.
Despite its peripheral geographical position and small population, Iceland produced some of the most remarkable literary treasures of the Middle Ages, particularly sagas and Eddic poetry. These medieval works have inspired poets and writers across the centuries, who in turn have inspired the Icelandic people during the country's long history of hardships and up to its more affluent present. This volume extends knowledge of Icelandic literature outside the country and encourages its inclusion in comparative studies of literatures across national and linguistic boundaries.

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Publisher Univ of Nebraska Pr
Mfg Part# 9780803233461
SKU 202745448
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0803233469
Release Date 3/25/2013
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0730
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Series Part 5
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