Landscape of Desire: Partial Stories of the Medieval Scandinavian World

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U of Minnesota Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 141 pages
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'An extraordinary rich study of the power of place in the Northern medieval world by two medievalists, who are also 'compleat geographers' in that they do fieldwork that is always informed by theory and they demonstrate exceptional sensitivity to place's double nature-compelling presence and elusiveness to interpretation.' Yi-Fu Tuan, Department of Geography University of Wisconsin at Madison
 

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Contents

Mapping Beowulf Reinventing Beowulfs Voyage to Denmark
1
Traveling Home with Beowulf
14
Geography in the Reader Place in Question
39
Iceland and Icelanders
48
Places in Question
55
Selves in Place Gunnar Hamundarson
64
Places in Translation and the Metonymy of Terrain
79
The Saga of the Saga
95
Wheres Grettir?
105
Notes
119
Works Cited
127
Index
135
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Page iii - Space that has been seized upon by the imagination cannot remain indifferent space subject to the measures and estimates of the surveyor.
Page iii - Through the same opening that is her danger, she comes out of herself to go to the other, a traveler in unexplored places; she does not refuse, she approaches, not to do away with the space between, but to see it. to experience what she is not. what she is, what she can be.

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