The Saga of Grettir the Strong 1: Exile, Outlawry, and the Undead


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The Saga of Grettir the Strong opens with his grandfather leaving King Harald's Norway for Iceland. We follow its portrayal of Grettir's troubled childhood and his tests of strength against boulders, men, bears, and (for some Halloween appropriate listening) draugr, the undead of the burial mound.

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  • Grettir's Saga, translated by Jesse Byock. Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Grettir's Saga, translated by Denton Fox and Hermann Palsson. University of Toronto Press, 1974.
  • Three Icelandic Outlaw Sagas, translated by George Johnston and Anthony Faulkes. Everyman, 2001.

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