The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology

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University of California Press, 1984 - 131 páginas
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Written by Iceland's most versatile literary genius, Snorri Sturluson's "Prose Edda" is a work without predecessor or parallel. Snorri was born in western Iceland in 1179, the son of a great chieftan, and early in his career won a reputation at home and in Norway for his poetic talents. Later he traveled to Norway and wrote the lives of the kinds: the Helmskringla Saga, Egil's Saga, and St. Olaf's Saga, a work unsurpassed in Icelandice prose.

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Iceland's most versatile literary genius, Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) was born in western Iceland, the son of a great chieftain. Early in his career, he won a reputation at home and in Norway for his poetic talents. Later he traveled to Norway and wrote about the lives of the kings: "Heimskringla Saga, Egil's Saga, "and "Saint Olaf's Saga, "a work unsurpassed in Icelandic prose.

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