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Njal’s Saga by Anonymous
December 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 8, 2020
This Great Books class is sold out. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist.
featuring Paul Roberge, Professor of Germanic Languages and Professor of Linguistics
Considered the greatest of the Icelandic sagas
Written in the thirteenth century, Njal’s Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems—from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law’s inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and women are swept up in a tide of violence beyond their control. Full of dreams, strange prophecies, violent power struggles, and fragile peace agreements, Njal’s Saga tells the compelling story of a fifty-year blood feud that, despite its distance from us in time and place, is driven by passions familiar to us all. — Penguin Random House, Inc.
Based on events that took place between 960 and 1020 AD, Njal ‘s Saga is a mesmerizing drama about a multigenerational cycle of violence and retribution, and the feuds and passions that perpetuate it. It provides glimpses of a society transitioning away from the Iron Age to the Middle Ages and establishing the social and legal mores of its present. — Naxos Audiobooks
Njal’s Saga, or The Story of Burnt Njal, is the longest and most developed of the Icelandic sagas…a beautifully written and timeless epic. — Digireads.com Publishing
Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, December 1 and December 8
Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home
Register online or call 919.962.1544