Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction
A Perspective on Kalevala Poetry. Lewis met together regularly in the informal group known as the Inklings, they had met from to as part of a reading group known as the Kolbitar. The name comes from an Old Norse word meaning "coalbiters" and refers to those who would sit close by the fire, so close that it seemed as if they were biting the coals, telling and being told tales of the gods and the deeds of men. The group's purpose was to read through the medieval Icelandic saga literature and the Eddas.
When this task was done the group as such disbanded, but Tolkien and Lewis carried on meeting concerning their mutual interests in the somewhat different context of the Inklings. University Press of Kentucky, Both Lewis and Tolkien found themselves drawn to Norse mythology more than to that of Greece and Rome.
It is within reason to say that the single greatest literary influence on Tolkien's creation of Middle-earth was his familiarity with, and love for the Old Norse saga literature and the northern mythology presented in the Eddas. Further, Tolkien's fictional elvish languages which are the creative origin point of Middle-earth are based on his love for Welsh, whose medieval tales appear in the Mabinogion, and Finnish, whose medieval tales were collected as the Kalevala.
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An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandicliterature. Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-knownareas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldicverse. An introduction helps readers to appreciate the language andculture of the first settlers in Iceland.
Looks at the reception of Old-Norse-Icelandic literature overthe ages, as views of the vikings have changed. Shows how a whole range of authors from Shakespeare to SeamusHeaney have been influenced by Old Norse-Icelandic literature. What Is a Saga'.
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Are Family Sagas Medieval Novels'. Egils saga, Vatnsd'la saga and Laxd'la saga. Feb 21, Angrboda Lyndasdottir rated it really liked it. Interesting overview of the history of Norse - Icelandic literature, its political uses and cultural influence down through the centuries.
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Nov 07, Helen rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent, a short introduction probably aimed mainly at undergraduate level in the very useful series of Blackwell introductions to literature. It covers the main aspects of the different types of saga and poetry, and also looks at the subsequent history in terms of translations and influence on later authors mainly English.
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