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By Jane Smilely

In Iceland, the age of the Vikings can also be referred to as the Saga Age. a distinct physique of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's nice literary treasures , as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set round the flip of the final millennium, those tales depict with an astonishingly sleek realism the lives and deeds of the Norse women and men who first settled in Iceland and in their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, finally, North the US. crusing as faraway from the archetypal heroic experience because the lengthy ships did from domestic, the Sagas are written with mental depth, peopled by means of characters with intensity, and discover perennial human concerns like love, hate, destiny and freedom.

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