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Hermann Pálsson
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Published 1994 by Háskólaútgáfa
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This is historical "fiction" from Iceland that I read in my second year at Edinburgh University. I wouldn't know how to give this points so I haven't bothered. It's a very, very old poem, told by a kind of shamen woman, if I remember rightly, about the creation and ultimate armegeddon story of the Viking world. There's an introduction by Hermann Palsson, then the poem in its original medieval Icelandic, followed by the English translation plus notes. A must if you're interested in old Nordic ...more
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