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Published by Princeton University Press for the American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York in Princeton .
Written in English


  • Scalds and scaldic poetry,
  • Old Norse poetry,
  • Old Norse poetry -- Translations into English,
  • Old Norse poetry -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementwith introductions and notes by Lee M. Hollander.
ContributionsAmerican-Scandinavian Foundation.
LC ClassificationsPT7245.E5 H6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 216 p.
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6484370M
LC Control Number45008261

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