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Greenlanders

Jane Smiley

Greenlanders

by Jane Smiley

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Published by Flamingo in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, William Collins, 1988.

StatementJane Smiley.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,582p.,4p. of plates(map.s) ;
Number of Pages582
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14877145M
ISBN 100006545424

“The Greenlanders” will bring to mind that other saga of medieval Scandinavian life, Sigrid Undset’s trilogy “Kristin Lavransdatter,” but to my mind “The Greenlanders” is the better book. What’s remarkable is the way that Smiley depicts the precarious nature of life in 14th century Greenland/5(84). The Greenlanders (Compact Disc) By Jane Smiley, Ralph Lister (Read by) $ Add to Wish List. It's complicated, and may be unavailable. Place an order and we will contact you with the expected arrival date. If you would like a signed copy of an event book but are unable to attend the event or the event has already occurred, place the.

Other articles where Groenlendinga saga is discussed: Leif Erikson: According to the Grænlendinga saga (“Saga of the Greenlanders”) in the Flateyjarbók (“Book of the Flat Islands”), considered by many scholars to be more reliable in some aspects than Eiríks saga rauða, Leif learned of the new land to the west from the Icelander Bjarni Herjólfsson, who had. The Greenlanders is the compelling story of one family--proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book/5(29).

Like a minutely detailed tapestry, ''The Greenlanders'' chronicles hundreds of episodes and tributary episodes: the seasonal seal hunts and rituals, the travels over hazardous yet awe-inspiring terrain, the births and deaths of the Gunnars Stead Folk, the Ketils Stead Folk, the Gardar Folk, the Solar Fell Folk, the Icelanders and the Norwegians.   A sprawling, multigenerational, heroic Norse narrative. Chicago Tribune. Totally compelling Fascinating In the manner of the big books of the nineteenth century, in which complex family and community matters unravel - Dickens, Dumas, Tolstoy - The Greenlanders sweeps the readers along Smiley is a true storytellerAuthor: Jane Smiley.


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