Performing Definitions Two Genres of Insult in Old Norse Literature - Studies in Scandinavian Literature & Culture (Hardback)Karen Swenson (author)
Hardback 230 Pages / Published: 01/08/1992
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A study of "ethnic poetics" in old Norse literature with particular attention to Orvar Odds saga, Swenson's book treats the boast-insult debate tradition, a hotly debated topic in recent years. Swenson's study provides original and provocative judgements on earlier commentaries. Swenson provides a helpful outline of contemporary theory in the opening chapters before turning to the actual genre discussion and explication of a single saga text.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 666 g
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