Echoes of valhalla is a unique look at modern adaptations of the icelandic eddas poems of norse mythology and sagas ancient prose accounts of viking history voyages and battles across an astonishing breadth of art forms. In echoes of valhalla jon karl helgason a professor of icelandic and comparative cultural studies at the university of iceland follows the trail of 12th century icelandic literature and norse gods heroes and heroines like gunnar hallgerur and leifur eiriksson as they appear in contemporary books comics plays films and even videogames. Jn karl helgasons echoes of valhalla the afterlife of the eddas and sagas investigates popular icelandic stories by playing on the double meaning of end page 236 popularon the one hand helgason explains how the eddas and sagas from iceland like the thirteenth century manual of poetics snorra edda or the twelfth century erik the reds saga eirks saga raua represent the islands . Jn karl helgason echoes ofvalhalla the afterlife of the eddas and sagas trans jane victoria appleton london reaktion books 2017 pp 242 isbn 978 1 78023 715 2 2495 wh auden the avengers both the film and comics series versions alexander stirling calder the monty python troupe . Get this from a library echoes of valhalla the afterlife of the eddas and sagas jn karl helgason jane appleton echoes of valhalla tells the story of how disparate age old poetry and prose originally recorded in remote areas of medieval iceland have come to be a part of our shared cultural experience today
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