A humble collection of books

Just recently I started to collect books related to the topic of my current PhD-project, namely the Viking-age woman known as Unnr djúpúðga or Auðr djúpauðga (lit. Unn the ‘deep-minded’ or Aud the ‘deeply wealthy’).

So far, I have accumulated a humble collection of books ranging from various editions of Laxdæla saga to modern fiction and poetry based on her life story as transmitted through the various medieval literary sources.

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My humble “Auðr/Unnr” book collection

From left to right, these are the titles of the books featured in the image above:

  • Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir, Laxdæla (Reykjavík : Mál og menning, 2006).
  • Laxdæla sagaHalldórs þættir Snorrasonar, Stúfs þáttr, ed. by Einar Ól. Sveinsson (Reykjavík: Hið Íslenzka Fornritafélag, 1934), Íslenzk Fornrit 5.
  • Laxdæla saga, ed. by Kålund, Kristian (København: Møller, 1889-1891), Samfund til udgivelse af gammel nordisk litteratur 19.
  • Laxdæla saga, ed. by Halldór Laxness (Reykjavík: Jónsson & Ögmundsson, 1941).
  • The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason’s Tale, trans. by Keneva Kunz (London: Penguin Books, 2008), Penguin Classics.
  • Hulda Garborg, Kornmoe. Vers og visor (Oslo: Aschehoug, 1930).
  • Severin Rüttgers, Geschichte von Un der Weisen und ihrer Sippe (Berlin Verlag von Julius Beltz, 1938).
  • Lydia Kath, Urmutter Unn. Geschichten um altnordische Frauen (Berlin-Steglitz: Junge Generation, 1936), Trommler-Buch.
  • Anders Syltevik, Audssoga om “Aud den Djuptenkte” (Jessheim: Sand, 2011).
  • Vilborg Davíðsdóttir, Auður (Reykjavík : Mál og menning, 2009).
  • Vilborg Davíðsdóttir, Vígroði (Reykjavík : Mál og menning, 2012).
  • Vagn Lundbye, Den kvindelige saga (København : Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2011).
  • Laxdæla-saga, sive Historia de rebus gestis Laxdölensium, ed. by Gunnlaugur Oddsson et all, trans. Þorleifur Guðmundsson Repp (Hafniæ: Popp, 1826).

Watch this space for more information on these tomes.

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