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The Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition

A Discourse on Method

The Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition( )
Author: Sigurðsson, Gísli
Translator: Jones, Nicholas
Series title:Publications of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature Ser.
Publication Date:Jun 2004
Publisher:Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

This work explores the role of orality in shaping and evaluating medieval Icelandic literature. Applying field studies of oral cultures in modern times to this distinguished medieval literature, Sigurðsson asks how it would alter our reading of medieval Icelandic sagas if it were assumed they had grown out of a tradition of oral storytelling.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Medieval
Literary Criticism / European / Scandinavian
Language Arts & Disciplines / Orality
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):0.702 x 0.897 x 0.098 Inches
Book Weight:1.73 Pounds

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