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Grettirs Saga Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas It relates the tale of Grettir, an eleventh century warrior struggling to hold on to the values of a heroic age becoming eclipsed by Christianity and a pastoral lifestyle Unable to settle into a community of farmers, Grettir becomes the aggressive scourge of both honest men and evil monsters until, following a battle with the sinister ghost Glam, he is cursed to endure a life of tortured loneliness away from civilisation, fighting giants, trolls and berserks A mesmerising combination of pagan ideals and Christian faith, this is a profoundly moving conclusion to the Golden Age of the saga writing. New Download [ Grettirs Saga ] Author [ Anonymous ] – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 226 pages
  • Grettirs Saga
  • Anonymous
  • English
  • 12 April 2017
  • 0802061656

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  1. Another strange little example of the great variety of Old Norse literature, and another good starting point for anyone interesting in getting into the sagas just like most of the famous family sagas are.Grettis saga tells the tale of Grettir the Strong, and his decades spent as an outlaw in Medieval Iceland, living on the edge of a society that is already on the edge of Medieval society It contains a good saga dose of absurdly graphical violence, magical swords, some courthouse drama, and gh Another strange little example of the great variety of Old Norse literature, and another good starting point for anyone interesting in getting into the sagas just like most of the famous family sagas are.Grettis saga tells the tale of Grettir the Strong, and his decades spent as an outlaw in Medieval Iceland, living on the edge of a society that is already on the edge of Medieval society It contains a good saga dose of absurd...

  2. As time passes, I am convincedandthat certain of the medieval Icelandic sagas were among the greatest works from the mind of man The best of them all are Njals Saga, Egils Saga and this one, Grettir s Saga, particularly in the translation by Jesse L Byock of UCLA Never have I seen such a good introduction and such detailed notes as those provided by Byock, who has a distinguished record of publishing books about medieval Iceland and its great sagas Re reading the saga, I was rem As time passes, I am convincedandthat certain of the medieval Icelandic sagas were among the greatest works from the mind of man The best of them all are Njals Saga, Egils Saga and this one, Grettir s Saga, particularly in the translation by Jesse L Byock of UCLA Never have I seen such a good introduction and such detailed notes as those provided by Byock, who has a distinguished record of publishing books about medieval Iceland and its great sagas Re reading the saga, I was remindedandabout America s Old West, which was very much like 10th and 11th century Iceland The main difference ...

  3. Grettir s Saga is considered the last of the great Icelandic sagas The underlying message the author seems to be conveying is that a pagan culture is rapidly being replaced by aorderly Christian one Maybe, but for saga lovers, not that fast You will still find in Grettir s Saga, the remarkable economy of language that is found generally in the sagas, as well as a great deal of extreme violence Heads are hewed in two, and eye is gouged out, a jaw ripped off, limbs cut off, house burning Grettir s Saga is considered the last of the great Icelandic sagas The underlying message the author seems to be conveying is that a pagan culture is rapidly being replaced by aorderly Christian one Maybe, but for saga lovers, not that fast You will still find in Grettir s Saga, the remarkable economy of language that is found generally in the sagas, as well as a great deal of extreme violence Heads are hewed in two, an...

  4. 3 3.5 starsThe Sagas of Icelanders are often considered one of the most significant literary genres to come to us from the Middle Ages for the glimpses they give to us of the lives of ordinary people of the time as opposed to the kings, aristocrats, and legendary heroes of other genres That being said, one is still usually not simply in the realm of the ordinary and mundane even in the Family Sagas and that can certainly be said of _Grettir s Saga_ in which our hero is anything but ordinary 3 3.5 starsThe Sagas of Icelanders are often considered one of the most significant literary genres to come to us from the Middle Ages for the glimpses they give to us of the lives of ordinary people of the time as opposed to the kings, aristocrats, and legendary heroes of other genres That being said, one is still usually not simply in the realm of the ordinary and mundane even in the Family Sagas and that can certainly be said of _Grettir s Saga_ in which our hero is anything but ordinary and the eldritch and supernatural are seen to walk side...

  5. By Unknown AuthorWritten in Icelandic, sometime in the early 14th Century Opening There was a man named Onund, the son of Ofeig Clumsyfoot, who was the son of Ivar Horsetail Onund was the brother of Gudbjorg, the mother of Gudbrand Knob, the father of Asta, the mother of King Olaf the Saint His mother came from the Upplands, while his father s relations were mostly in Rogaland and Hordland He was a great viking and used to harry away in the West over the By Unknown AuthorWritten in Icelandic, sometime in the early 14th Century Opening There was a man named Onund, the son of Ofeig Clumsyfoot, who was the son of Ivar Horsetail Onund was the brother of Gudbjorg, the mother of Gudbrand Knob, the father of Asta, the mother of King Olaf the Saint His mother came from the Upplands, while his father s relations were mostly in Rogaland and Hordland He was a great viking and used to harry away in the West over the sea He was accompanied on these expeditions by one Balki, the son of Blaeing from Sotanes, and by Orm the Wealthy Another comrade of thei...

  6. Could it bedelightful This is a one book answer to the question, Why medieval literature We get a one legged warrior who uses to disability to vanquish his enemies in a sea battle the famous fight against the revenant Glam Ivar Horse Cock ma...

  7. Story of an outsider It has to be one of the greats of outsider fiction although maybe it doesn t occur in The Outsider With the terse psychology of sagas we watch Grettir alienate his fellow man from the start, and then watch him slip through the social pavement He also earns devotion from a few That few includes me This saga, a late one, is just glorious harsh realities, eerie atmospherics, high heroics, lows of homelessness in Iceland This is my saga of choice It has genuinely freaky Story of an outsider It has to be one of the greats of outsider fiction although maybe it doesn t occur in The Outsider With the terse psychology of sagas we watch Grettir alienate his fellow man from the start, and then watch him slip through the social pavement He also earns devotion from a few That few includes me This saga, a late one, is j...

  8. Bare is the back of a brotherless man As far as sagas go this one deserves five stars, it s the best written one I ve read yet, the other ones do not compare It feels like a complete book and not just a list of things that happened with some dialogue thrown in It follows Grettir, a mischievous man, not necessarily evil, just unlucky and hot tempered As a result, he gets into trouble and fights throughout his journeys, eventually all his deeds catch up with him and he is branded an outlaw, h Bare is the back of a brotherless man As far as sagas go this one deserves five stars, it s the best written one I ve read yet, the other ones do not compare It feels like a complete book and not just a list of things...

  9. I read this in junior year in high school, and revisiting it after 15 years, I can definitely appreciate the story much better and understand why the teacher assigned it to a bunch of teenage boys It s also surprising how much you forget The only thing I vaguely remember was the desolate scene of Grettir on Drangey and not much else Though like epics the saga lacks any interiority whatsoever and focuses ruthlessly on action, it does have its own magic, of motion and something else that happ I read this in junior year in high school, and revisiting it after 15 years, I can definitely appreciate the story much better and understand why the teacher assigned it to a bunch of teenage boys It s also surprising how much you forget The only thing I vaguely remember was the desolate scene of Grettir on Drangey and not much else Though like epics the saga lacks any interiority whats...

  10. so i picked this up because i m doing research on draugar, which are norse ghosts that haunt their burial mounds and stir up all kinds of mischief they re super powerful, terrifying, can cast curses and drive ppl mad, all sorts of gr8 shit this was one of the pieces that had the most references back to it in that regard, this book was somewhat of a disappointment, because in the whole thing ghosts in general a draugrspecifically only show up in like ten pages.that being said, this so i picked this up because i m ...