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    Elegy and old age in Egil's saga

    Finlay, Alison (2015) Elegy and old age in Egil's saga. In: de Looze, L. and Helgason, J.K. and Poole, R. and Tulinius, T.H. (eds.) Egil the Viking Poet. New Approaches to 'Egils saga'. Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Series (TONIS). Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, pp. 111-130. ISBN 9781442649699.

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    Book synopsis: Egil, the Viking Poet focuses on one of the best-known Icelandic sagas, that of the extraordinary hero Egil Skallagrimsson. Descended from a lineage of trolls, shape-shifters, and warriors, Egil’s transformation from a precocious and murderous child into a raider, mercenary, litigant, landholder, and poet epitomizes the many facets of Viking legend. The contributors to this collection of essays approach Egil’s story from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, philology, network theory, social history, and literary theory. Strikingly original, their essays will appeal not only to dedicated students of Old Norse-Icelandic literature but also to those working in the fields of Viking studies, comparative ethnology, and folklore.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Alison Finlay
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2016 13:48
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:38


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