Fire and Iron

Critical Approaches to Njáls saga

Mr. Allen's lively and well-informed book will reward students of nearly any long form of medieval narrative. . . . [Allen succeeds] in making connections among scholarly and critical activities that have ordinarily gone their separate ways, uninformed by each other.
Comparative Literature

Written in Iceland by an unknown author about 1280, Njáls saga has been called the greatest work of vernacular prose fiction from the European Middle Ages. Allen's finely written and perceptive study is one of the first in English to offer a critical examination of the text.

272 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

May, 1971

isbn : 9780822984290

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Richard F. Allen

Richard F. Allen taught at the University of Oregon and the University of California and lives in Berkeley, California.

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