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Seven Icelandic Short Stories

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Published by IndyPublish .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Short Stories (Anthologies),
  • Fiction - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11984154M
ISBN 101435332903
ISBN 109781435332904

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Seven Icelandic Short Stories [Various Authors] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Seven Icelandic Short Stories/5(15).   These are uniformly fine stories. Only the first is anonymous, the rest have authors from the last century. They deal with Icelandic people: peasants, rather than heroes. All the characters have a strong sense of independence and honor, and most of them are a little crazy.5/5(1). Of the seven Icelandic short stories which appear here, the first was probably written early in the thirteenth century, while the rest all date from the early twentieth century. Since the 12th C. the Icelandic people have continued to tell stories and to compose poems with the greyness of commonplace existence made more bearable when listening to tales of the heroic deeds and sagas of the s: 1.   Seven Icelandic Short Stories was published in by the Reykjavik Ministry of Education, presumably for the purpose of educating English-language readers about Icelandic literature. The introduction by Steingrímur J. Thorsteinsson gives a Author: Karl Janssen.

  Seven Icelandic Short Stories Contents: The story of Audunn and the bear -- A dry spell -- The old hay -- When I was on the frigate -- Father and son -- The fox skin -- New Iceland. Language: English: LoC Class: PT: Language and Literatures: Germanic, Scandinavian, and Icelandic literatures: Subject: Short stories, Icelandic -- Translations into English. In this book, August Nemo brings seven short stories from different authors and periods so that you have an interesting overview of the story in Iceland. - The Story Of Audunn And The Bear by Anonymous. - A Dry Spell By Einar H. Kvaran. - The Old Hay by Guðmundur Friðjónsson. - When I Was On The Frigate by Jón Trausti. - Father And Son by Gunnar Gunnarsson. - The Fox Skin by Gudmundur G. Hagalin. - . SEVEN ICELANDIC SHORT STORIES REYKJAVIK THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION CONTENTS INTRODUCTION BY STEINGRIMUR J. PORSTEINSSON ANONYMOUS (13TH CENTURY) THE STORY OF AUDUNN AND THE BEAR TRANSLATED BY G. TURVILLE-PEIRE EINAR H. KVARAN A DRY SPELL () TRANSLATED BY JAKOBINA JOHNSON GU MUNDUR FRI J NSSON THE OLD HAY.   Today, Novem is the ‘Day of Icelandic Language’ (Dagur íslenskrar tungu) and seems a good occasion to make a few reading recommendations, albeit of Icelandic in ’s lovely to be able to read books in their original language, but one good thing about reading Icelandic books in translation is that those available in English (and other languages) have been translated.

Of the seven Icelandic short stories which appear here, the first was probably written early in the thirteenth century, while the rest all date from the early twentieth century. It might therefore be supposed that the earliest of these stories was written in a language more or less unintelligible to modern Icelanders, and that there was a gap Reviews: 1. Of the seven Icelandic short stories which appear here, the first was probably written early in the thirteenth century, while the rest all date from the early twentieth century. It might therefore be supposed that the earliest of these stories was written in a language more or less unintelligible to modern Icelanders, and that there was a gap of many centuries in the literary production of the nation. SEVEN ICELANDIC SHORT STORIES *** Nicole Apostola, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. SEVEN ICELANDIC SHORT STORIES REYKJAVIK THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION CONTENTS INTRODUCTION BY STEINGRIMUR J. PORSTEINSSON ANONYMOUS (13TH CENTURY) THE STORY OF AUDUNN AND THE BEAR TRANSLATED BY G. TURVILLE Reviews: 1. Project Gutenberg Presents Seven Icelandic Short Stories edited by Ásgeir Pétursson and Steingrímur J. Þorsteinsson. Project Gutenberg Release # Select author names above for .