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Gunnlaug Ormstungas saga : en islänningasaga (edition 1999)

by Lars Ehlin, Peter August Gödecke

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'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper'In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.Introducing Little Black Classics- 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.… (more)
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Title:Gunnlaug Ormstungas saga : en islänningasaga
Authors:Lars Ehlin
Other authors:Peter August Gödecke
Info:Stockholm : Natur och kultur, 1999 ;
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Tags:Svenska, Svenskinstitutionen

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Con este libro he aprendido que la proxima vez que me encuentre a un vikingo del siglo 13, no debo ofender sus canciones.
Es cierto que podria haber sido escrito por un niño, no hay descripciones y se mucha de la accion se resume en una frase. Pero eso precisamente le da caracter.

Entretenido y sin pretensiones. ( )
  trusmis | Nov 28, 2020 |
A great way to get a taste of the Icelandic sagas. Prose and poetry are both presented, in a good mix of authenticity and accessibility.

Another fine entry in Penguin's Little Black Classics series, No. 3. ( )
  oatleyr | Aug 22, 2020 |
I liked it! People aren't so different, separated by eight-hundred years and aeons of revolutions. ( )
  pivic | Mar 21, 2020 |
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The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue is the third of Penguin's Little Black Classics, and it is because of titles like this one that I picked up the series, as they represent the kind of books I would maybe not have read otherwise.

The story was quite enjoyable. A young Icelandic noble holds a gap-year (several in fact) traveling to the courts of Europe, where they all love his poetry and shower him with gifts. When he eventually returns he finds that a fellow poet has sneakily stolen his betrothed and he's not pleased with this at all.

While the story is easy to follow it wasn't always an easy read. Because of it being a saga there is a lot of attention for everyone's father and their father and their fathers before them (you get the idea). This combined with the feeling that there were rather a lot repetitive senses made that the flow wasn't really that nice and makes that I wouldn't quickly pick up a full length work of Icelandic sagas. But I think it works quite well in small doses.

Little Black Classic #3 ( )
  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
An ancient Icelandic saga about a tragic love triangle. ( )
  TheCrow2 | Oct 27, 2018 |
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Anon Anonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gunnlaugr Ormstunga,Contributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ormstunga, GunnlaugrContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Tuuri, AnttiTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
ANON, Anonsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
ATTWOOD, Katrina C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Attwood, Katrina C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
ØVRELID, JosteinContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
BOUCHER, Alansecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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EHLIN, LarsBearbetningsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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FALK, Bissesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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EVEN AS ARI THORGILSON THE LEARNED, THE PRIEST, HATH TOLD IT, WHO WAS THE MAN OF ALL ICELAND MOST LEARNED IN TALES OF THE LAND'S INHABITING AND IN LORE OF TIME AGONE.
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'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper'In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.Introducing Little Black Classics- 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

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