The Genesis of a Saga Narrative: Verse and Prose in Kormaks Saga

The Genesis of a Saga Narrative: Verse and Prose in Kormaks Saga

by Heather O'Donoghue
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198117833

ISBN-13: 9780198117834

Pub. Date: 04/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The origins of many of the Icelandic sagas have long been the subject of critical speculation and controversy. This book demonstrates that an investigation of the relationship between verse and prose in saga narrative can be used to reconstruct how the sagas were composed. O'Donoghue provides a detailed analysis of Kormaks saga, revealing that far from being a

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The origins of many of the Icelandic sagas have long been the subject of critical speculation and controversy. This book demonstrates that an investigation of the relationship between verse and prose in saga narrative can be used to reconstruct how the sagas were composed. O'Donoghue provides a detailed analysis of Kormaks saga, revealing that far from being a seamless narrative of either pre-Christian oral tradition or later medieval fiction, the work is in fact a patchwork of different kinds of literary materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198117834
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.70(d)

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