Bard of Iceland J nas Hallgr msson Poet and Scientist Bard of Iceland makes available for the first time in any language other than Icelandic an extensive selection of works by J nas Hallgr msson the most important poet of modern Iceland J na

  • Title: Bard of Iceland: Jónas Hallgrímsson, Poet and Scientist
  • Author: Dick Ringler
  • ISBN: 9780299177201
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bard of Iceland makes available for the first time in any language other than Icelandic an extensive selection of works by J nas Hallgr msson 1807 1845 , the most important poet of modern Iceland J nas was also Iceland s first professionally trained geologist and an active contributor in a number of other scientific fields geography, botany, zoology, and archaeology HeBard of Iceland makes available for the first time in any language other than Icelandic an extensive selection of works by J nas Hallgr msson 1807 1845 , the most important poet of modern Iceland J nas was also Iceland s first professionally trained geologist and an active contributor in a number of other scientific fields geography, botany, zoology, and archaeology He played a key role as well in Iceland s struggle to gain independence from Denmark Descriptive power and fullness of spirit were the hallmarks of his soul, wrote a contemporary admirer.Dick Ringler, one of the premier scholars of Icelandic literature in the world, offers a substantial biography of J nas, a representative selection of his most important poems, and some of his prose work in science and belles lettres Ringler also provides extended commentaries and an essay on Icelandic prosody.The poems are translated into English equivalents of their original complex meters in Icelandic and Danish As a poet J nas was intimately familiar with his nation s medieval literary inheritance the sagas and eddas and also with the groundbreaking work of contemporary German and Danish Romanticism Chamisso, Heine, Oehlenschl ger A master of poetic form, J nas not only exploited and enlarged the possibilities of traditional eddic and skaldic meters, but introduced the sonnet, triolet stanza, terza and ottava rima, and blank verse into the Icelandic metrical repertory.

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    One Reply to “Bard of Iceland: Jónas Hallgrímsson, Poet and Scientist”

    1. This is a fantastic book about an incredibly interesting man, who is arguably the best poet Iceland ever produced. It is a scholarly work, and not only a biography. There is a great deal of poetic analysis in it.

    2. A friend gave me this after we found out that I'll be going to Iceland this summer (!!!) It's a very academic text, so it can be a heavy read at times, but I am really enjoying it.

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