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by Michael Meyer,Frans Gunnar Bengtsson
Translated from the Swedish by. MICHAEL MEYER. IN MY CAREER as a reader I have encountered only three people who knew The Long Ships, and all of them, like me, loved it immoderately
Translated from the Swedish by. Introduction by. Michael chabon. IN MY CAREER as a reader I have encountered only three people who knew The Long Ships, and all of them, like me, loved it immoderately. Four for four: from this tiny but irrefutable sample I dare to extrapolate that this novel, first published in Sweden during the Second World War, stands ready, given the chance, to bring lasting pleasure to every single human being on the face of the earth.
But such as lived long enough saw the old saying fulfilled, when Canute Svensson the Mighty, King of Denmark and England, sailed to the estuary with the greatest fleet that any man had ever seen or heard tell of, and fought with the Kings of Sweden and Norway on the waters of the Holy River. And this is the end of the story of Orm Tostesson and his luck.
THE ACTION of The Long Ships covers, approximately, the years 980-1010 of our era. At that time the southern provinces of Sweden belonged to Denmark, so that Orm, though born and bred in Skania, regarded himself as a Dane. The Vikings harried the countries of northern and western Europe more or less continuously for a period of over two hundred years, from the end of the eighth century until the beginning of the eleventh.
The long ships, by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson; Catalog Requests, NYRB, 435 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships.
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by. Bengtsson, Frans Gunnar, 1894-1954; Meyer, Michael Leverson. A boy abducted by the Vikings from his Danish home is made to take his place at the oars of their ships. Eventually, he contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England, and returns home a Christian and a very rich man.
Translated from the Swedish by. MICHAEL MEYER
Translated from the Swedish by. Nor can blame for the neglect of The Long Ships be laid at the feet of Bengtsson’s English translator, Michael Meyer, who produced a version of the original the faithfulness of which I leave for the judgment of others but whose utter deliciousness, as English, I readily proclaim.
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Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings . of 2011, The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson- translated from the Swedish by Michael Meyer- with an introduction by Michael Chabon.
Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roame. A beloved Viking saga and masterpiece of historical fiction, The Long Ships is a high spirited adventure that stretches from Scandinavia to Spain, England, Ireland, and beyond.
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Frans G. Bengtsson, Michael Meyer (Translator). They love telling stories and while reading the book I really felt like I was curled up by a roaring hearth fire listening to the men tell of their exploits punctuated by ale pots crashing against the table and the squeals of women who wandered too close to curious fingers.
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