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dc.contributor.authorArent Madelung, A. Margaret
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T07:38:42Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T07:38:42Z
dc.date.issued1972
dc.identifierONIX_20200623_9781469657851_72
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39824
dc.description.abstractThis study is an unorthodox approach to the origin, historicity, and authorship of the anonymous Icelandic sagas. Following the publication of her translation of the "Laxdœla Saga", in this volume Madelung uses her deep knowledge of the text to demonstrate the literary quality and aesthetic structure of the work, especially the function of repetition. She shows that the Saga contains a historical-political analogy between the period in which the story is set (the eleventh century) and the saga-author’s own time two centuries later. The apparently straightforward prose is camouflage, and the symbolism provides the key to the hidden analogy.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherGerman Studies
dc.subject.otherLiterature
dc.titleThe Laxdœla Saga
dc.title.alternativeIts Structural Patterns
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5149/9781469657851_Madelung
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b4cf74-8c0a-422f-9d27-e862ca722861
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oapen.relation.isFundedBy0cdc3d7c-5c59-49ed-9dba-ad641acd8fd1
oapen.series.number74
oapen.pages280
oapen.place.publicationChapel Hill
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oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program
oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program


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