The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason s Tale The Penguin Classics list of medieval sagas grows ever impressive with these two thrilling Norse sagasOne of the best loved works of Icelandic literature this stirring tale of war and romance follows

  • Title: The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale
  • Author: Anonymous Bergljot S. Kristjansdottir Keneva Kunz
  • ISBN: 9780140447750
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Penguin Classics list of medieval sagas grows ever impressive with these two thrilling Norse sagasOne of the best loved works of Icelandic literature, this stirring tale of war and romance follows three generations of strong women, wise leaders, and hotheaded warriors The only saga rud to have been written by a woman, it tells of the centuries predating 1245The Penguin Classics list of medieval sagas grows ever impressive with these two thrilling Norse sagasOne of the best loved works of Icelandic literature, this stirring tale of war and romance follows three generations of strong women, wise leaders, and hotheaded warriors The only saga rud to have been written by a woman, it tells of the centuries predating 1245, when magic rites and sorcery clashed with the spread of Christianity throughout a rapidly changing Viking world.

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    380 thoughts on “The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale”

    1. Multi generational intra family revenge sagas, strong female characters, and a love triangle worth killing for these are some of the ingredients fiction writers for the last 1,000 years have used in their tales The characters in the Saga are well developed and complex no mere raiding and pillaging warriors, thank you And rather than chattle given away in marriage to cement a relationship between two strong families, women in this Saga are actually asked their opinion of potential partners Most o [...]


    2. This volume contains one of the major Icelandic sagas, known here as The Saga of the People of Laxardal and also The Laxdaela Saga In this volume, entitled The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason s Tale, it is paired with a shorter tale.What is unique about The Saga of the People of Laxardal is that the main character is a woman, Gudrun Osvifursdottir, who marries four times and is as much a Viking as any of the male saga heroes Even some of the minor female characters show conside [...]


    3. I don t wanna go into a full review here, but I fully recommedn the book for anyone working with, or simply interested, in Medieval Iceland and Old Norse culture Be it from a religious, literary or anthropological, etc perspective, this is definitely a title to be taken in consideration.


    4. The relationship between the characters is too difficult to keep up with The writing style is simple which is not even the reason I m giving this book 3 stars There is little to no character development, and it is not very plot driven so interest is lost easily I made it through halfway and I m afraid, I ll have to let it go at this point Individual scenes when actions do happen are interesting, but scarce.


    5. There s a good story about an overbearing man who wishes to be buried in the doorway to his kitchen so that he can keep an eye over his slaves after he s dead Eventually his ghost starts beating them up and the next owner has to fight him with a spear, the ghost breaks the spear, but eventually they beat him back into the ground and decide to bury him somewhere else the next day A very physical ghost It s interesting because this saga treats women and slaves as actual human beings I found it har [...]


    6. If you like Lagaetha, and are a fan of strong female characters, then this is the saga for you Not only does this story, written as if told by a woman, who may have been its original author something exceedingly rare in Norse literature an sagas, which originally were recited, spoken word histories memorized to entertain one another through the long winters stuck inside and keep family legends alive come from one of the earlier periods of recorded Scandinavian history, when Christianity was a ne [...]


    7. Perhaps the nearest medieval Icelanders got to a romantic saga, this one tells the story of the love triangle between Bolli, Gu run and Kjartan Written in the thirteenth century and possibly by a women, the story begins in Norway This is a common starting point for many sagas as a way of establishing the family histories of the main protagonists Love, vengence and death are the recurring themes of the saga with family feuds continuing across generations Above all else it is the tale of Gu run, h [...]


    8. A nod to the Norwegian founders of my school and our love for empowering women, Gudrun brought to life what might not be worth mimicking but is certainly worth remembering I enjoyed contrasting the content in this book with some of the concepts from earlier Greek and Roman literature, specifically ideas of prophecy, gender, and revenge, but the depth of my reading is little sketchy due to the speed of the read.



    9. Icelandic sagas are an interesting look at ancient history This one is no exception Good read although, as with all these sagas, a scorecard of who is who would be helpful.





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