Darraðarljóð and Njáls saga

  title={Darraðarljóð and Njáls saga},
  author={Judy Quinn},
The eleven-stanza poem Darraðarljoð is preserved as a quotation within the final phase of the prose narrative of Njals saga. Its inclusion is unusual on a number of counts. Most of the Islendingasogur favour single-stanza quotation of verse in skaldic style, usually presented as the composition of one of the characters in the saga. Darraðarljoð is apparently quoted in full, it is voiced by a company of valkyries, it is in eddic style and it is anonymous. In addition, what references there are… CONTINUE READING