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Njal’s Saga: some concluding remarks.

It took me a while to get the gist of  Njal’s Saga. The first time through, I could have used a Cast of Characters; much of the effort was just keeping track of people whose names I couldn’t pronounce.  In … Continue reading

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Njal’s Saga, part 3

In order to follow this discussion, it will help if you’ve read two earlier posts: Njal’s Saga, an Introduction: http://wp.me/pYql4-2sS Njal’s Saga, part 2: http://wp.me/pYql4-2tb Scholars suggest that the author wove together two separate stories, an oral “Gunnar’s Saga,” and … Continue reading

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Njal’s Saga, part 2

A man named Hrut had a stepbrother named Hoskuld.  One day Hoskuld held a feast and Hrut was there.  Hoskuld called to his daughter, Hallgerd, who was playing on the floor with other girls.  Hallgerd “was tall and beautiful, with … Continue reading

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Njal’s Saga: an introduction

Those who follow this blog have seen messages and photographs from Iceland over the last two weeks.  Mary and I spent a week there with Robert Bella Wilhelm and two other storytellers.  Several decades ago, Robert and his wife, Kelly, … Continue reading

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