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Thread #154186 Message #3615358
Posted By: Jack Campin
04-Apr-14 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mediaeval Fiction: any rec's??
Subject: RE: BS: Mediaeval Fiction: any rec's??
Another great mediaeval story: Farid ud-Din Attar's "Conference of the Birds", written around 1200. It has some odd parallels to "Sweeney", though it's a Sufi parable rather than a Christian one.
The Icelandic sagas are great stuff too. "Njal's Saga" has the world's first courtroom drama and "Grettir the Strong" is probably the last literary expression of paganism.