B062 - The Sagas of Icelanders - With a Preface by Jane Smiley

 From the dustcover: The Icelandic Sagas remain one of the great marvels of world literature, a great human achievement. We can see how much of our Western modern tradition of narrative realism begins with them. But we can also see that the subsequent seven centuries have produced no other work so timelessly up-to-date, nothing with such a supreme, undistorted sense of actuality, nothing so tempered and tested with such a formidable seriousness of life.  Harcover, 782 pp REMAINDER PURCHASE