Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Heather O'Donoghue

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199267323

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 August 2018

THE COMMUNITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN EYRBYGGJA SAGA

THE COMMUNITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN EYRBYGGJA SAGA

Chapter:
(p.78) 2 THE COMMUNITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN EYRBYGGJA SAGA
Source:
Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative
Author(s):

Heather O'Donoghue (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0003

This chapter analyses the interplay between corroborative and dialogue verses in the prosimetrum of Eyrbyggja saga. Although the majority of verses are introduced as the dialogue of saga characters, there is a small but significant number of verses which are presented as corroborative. It is argued that these verses track with apparent objectivity the history of the community in the saga, while the dialogue verse serve to mark out their speakers as individuals who, for various, reasons stand out as social anomalies.

Keywords:   Old Norse-Icelandic literature, prosimetrum, dialogue verses, corroborative verses

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .