Old Norse-Icelandic Literature

From runic inscriptions to sagas, this book introduces readers to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature.:.; An introduction to the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic literature.; Covers mythology and family sagas, as well as less well-known areas, such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse.; An introduction helps readers to appreciate the language and culture of the first settlers in Iceland.; Looks at the reception of Old-Norse-Icelandic literature over the ages, as views of the vikings have changed.; Shows how a whole range of authors from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney have been influenced by Old Norse-Icelandic literature.