De Saga van Njal * Marcel Otten (translator) (Ambo 2000 * isbn 9026316038)

Third translation of an old-Icelandic text into Dutch by Marcel Otten (also see “Edda” and “De Saga van Völsungen”) became a gigantic book. A 447 pages hardcover with a very nice translation of the “Brennu Njálsaga”. This is a family-epic about Njal, Gunnar and their family. A long and complex story with elements of Icelandic and Norse traditions and mythology doesn’t make this book an easy read.

Like we get used to there is helpfull information in the back, genealogy, notes, bibliograpy, maps and an index.

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