Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas
  • Gwyn Jones
  • English
  • 13 January 2018
  • 0192835300

About the Author: Gwyn Jones

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Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas Selected by Gwyn Jones the eminent Celtic scholar for their excellence and variety, these nine Icelandic sagas include Hen Thorir, The Vapnfjord Men, Thorstein Staff Struck, Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey, Thidrandi whom the Goddesses Slew, Authun and the Bear, Gunnlaug Wormtongue, King Hrolf and his Champions, and the title piece. New Download Books Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas by Gwyn Jones – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas

  1. Deborah Ideiosepius says:

    This collection is best reviewed as individual stories, which is after all what they are Some of the characters and places are in common between the individual sagas but from a reader point I feel they are discrete.Having read a few sagas I can say that the editors and translators are what make or break a collection and this editor does am amazing job The...

  2. Nikki says:

    Read this for Myth Saga It s a little difficult to understand the sagas, at first The names are all unfamiliar and often sound the same lots of Thorsomethings , and the placenames are all odd, and I don t know the background history and context of them as well as I d like This translation seems relatively clear, though, and aside from the confusing names, it s easy to read The history you get glimpses of, the Viking encounters with Native Americans, is interesting I think I knew a Read this for Myth Saga It s a little difficult to understand the sagas, at first The names are all unfamiliar and often sound the same lots of Thorsomethings , and the placenames are all odd, and I don t know the background history and context of them as well as I d like This translation seems relati...

  3. Lee says:

    Some of the sagas in this collection really wouldn t have been out of place in Tolkein s Unfinished Tales They read very much like rough early drafts of tales from Middle Earth.The first few sagas drag somewhat They mostly consist of vast genealogies though apparently the translator Gwyn Jones removed some of the extraneous family tree parts and then a drawn out blood feud wherein two families will take it in turns avenging some crime that has long since been forgotten.Amongst these is Eirik Some of the sagas in this collection really wouldn t have been out of place in Tolkein s Unfinished Tales They read very much like rough early drafts of tales from ...

  4. Cassandra Kay Silva says:

    I was not impressed with the translator Of course since this was the only translation I was able to find, its hard to say if its entirely the translators fault or the fault of the work itself I just was not very impressed with the language use in this collection, it lacked any poetic quality even the short snippets of verse seemed to lack a poetic feel I think that at least a couple of these stories were very memorable, King Hrolf standing out significantly here The first story was terribl I was not impressed with the translator Of course since this was the only translation I was able to find, its hard to say if its entirely the translators fault or the fault of the work itself I just was not very impressed with the language use in this collection, it lacked any poetic quality even the short snippets of verse seemed to lack a poetic feel I think that at least ...

  5. Sam says:

    This collection tells the tales of the mortal men of Iceland and the surrounding areas showing how the culture and communities of the time valued their ancestry and their honour above all is The sagas are a engrossing collection of blood feuds, chivarly, honour and revenge and, once you get past all the similar sounding names and the same characters coming up in a few different places, they are surprisingly readable These sagas also deal with the discovery of America by the Icelandic people an This collection tells the tales of the mortal men of Iceland and the surrounding areas showing how the culture and communities of the time valued their ancestry and their honour above all is The sagas are a engrossing collection of blood feuds, chivarly, honour and revenge and, once you get past all the similar sounding names and the same characters coming up in a few different places, they...

  6. Billy Roper says:

    Yes, it s Eirik , not Eric , or close enough, in modern English I wrote about him in my Glome s Saga book, one of thememorable Viking era characters and a great pitch man Want new settlers to come to a place, sight unseen Call it Greenland , even if it isn t, so much Of cours...

  7. Douglas says:

    Wonderfully entertainingand even a bit mysterious because in one of the stories written over 1,000 years ago the writer describes with a high degree of accuracy the northeast coast of North America including what seems to be present day Massachusetts

  8. David says:

    Never met an Icelandic saga i didn t like and this is no exception Entertaining and enlightening to the culture of the time.

  9. Kevin says:

    If you like Tolkien, dig deeper.

  10. Larry Shackley says:

    Read this as a follow up to a video course on great discoveries The Eirik section is fairly short most of these sagas are hard to follow and or boring.