From the Back Cover
"A major undertaking brilliantly accomplished. The scholarship is massive, but worn lightly. Ringler has essentially created (for English-speakers) the field of modern Icelandic literature."Joseph Harris, Harvard University
"Ringlers work is simply groundbreaking. It makes the most important poet of Iceland available to readers of English throughout the world."Sveinn Yngvi Egilsson, University of Iceland
About the Author
is professor emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of WisconsinMadison. His many books include the third edition of Brights Old English Grammar and Reader
(with Frederic G. Cassidy) and Old English and New (with Joan Hall and Nick Doane).
He has lived, studied, and taught intermittently in Iceland for more than three decades.