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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 281–297.
Published: 01 September 1950
...R. George Thomas Copyright © 1950 by Duke University Press 1950 STUDIA ISLANDICA (Part I) By R. GEORGETHOMAS This essay deals almost exclusively with the work of Professor Sigur6ur Nordal of Reykjavik University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 391–403.
Published: 01 December 1950
... when the quill was put to vellum.” These are the twin poles around which Sigursur Nordal allows the current of his analysis of the saga to He asks and answers two questions: Have the saga incidents any foundation in historical fact? does it bear any traces of the hand of an author...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 116–117.
Published: 01 March 1964
... with a description of the periods in early Icelandic history, emphasizing those factors which inspired the writing of the sagas. Following Nordal et al., Hallberg devotes his most distinguished chapter to countering the argu- ments of the “free prose” (oral) school. He then examines particular aspects...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 1964
... of Icelanders of old for verbal recall and certain “oral” formulas found in the sagas. After pro- viding alternate arguments concerning the latter, Hallberg cites the great disintegrative study of Hrafnkels saga by Nordal, in which one of the most trusted “historical” sagas was found...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 221–222.
Published: 01 June 1966
... weighed account of the dispute between “Free-prose and Book- prose.” He makes the valuable point that Fornrit editors, especially Sigurtjur Nordal, are extremely guarded in their statements about the form in which oral tradition was introduced into the sagas, and he goes on to emphasize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 336–352.
Published: 01 December 1960
... of Nebraska 23 See Roinance in Iceland, p. 151. Cf. also Sigur8ur Nordal’s interpretation of Egrbyggja sa.9~as a reaction to romantic influence in his Sagalitteraturcn (Stockholm, 1953)’ p. 248. ...