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1 Gade, Kari EllenThe Structure of Old Norse DrˇttkvŠtt Poetry
Ithaca, NY Cornell Univ. Press 1995 0801430232 / 9780801430237 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good - Signed by Author
Islandica XLIX. Blue cloth. 290 pages. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index. ~Book is clean, binding tight, pages clean, one page only has three small pen notations. Dust jacket is rubbed at edges of spine and flap folds and has wear/chipping at head/tail of spine and at flap folds. ~~The drˇttvŠtt was a form of Old Norse skaldic poetry composed to glorify a chieftain's deeds or to lament his death. The author explores the structural peculiarities of ninth- and tenth-century drˇttvŠtt poetry and suggests a solution to the mystery of the origins of the drˇttvŠtt and its eventual demise in the fourteenth century. The Islandica Series published by Cornell University, of which this is a volume, is noted for its distinguished scholarship in Icelandic studies. Gade is the chair of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. Interestingly, in addition to her notable academic career, Gade was one of a small group of individuals responsible for the hoax revolving around the discovery of the alleged "AVM runestone" in Minnesota. In 1985, while graduate students at the University of Minnesota, they carved the initials "AVN" on a stone as a lark to see if people would believe it was genuine and that Vikings had traveled that far inland. When the stone was discovered in 2001 and plans were being made to perform tests on the stone, Gade and another professor came forward to announce that it was a fake. Even serious students like to have fun. ~~ This copy is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For XXXX with best wishes for the future--Kari." 
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