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A sampling of books I read while researching and writing The Tricking of Freya.

Icelandic Literature
Independent People by Iceland’s Nobel Prize winning author Halldór Laxness
Iceland’s Bell by Halldór Laxness
Egil’s Saga
Njal’s Saga
Laxdaela Saga
The Sagas of Icelanders
McSweeney’s 15 (The Icelandic Issue)
Angels of the Universe by Einar Már Gudmunðsson
Aurora by Guttormur J. Guttormsson (English translations of Icelandic poems)

Norse Mythology
Edda by Snorri Sturluson
Elder Edda, ed. by Paul B. Taylor and W.H. Auden
Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H.R. Ellis Davidson
Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions by H.R. Ellis Davidson

Icelandic Immigrants in North America
Icelandic River Saga: History of Riverton, Manitoba and District by Nelson Gerrard (out of print)
Icelandic-Canadian Memory Lore by Magnús Einarsson
Icelandic-Canadian Popular Verse by Magnús Einarsson
Icelandic-Canadian Oral Narratives by Magnús Einarsson
The New Icelanders: A North American Community by David Arnason and Vincent Arnason
The Icelandic People in Manitoba by Wilhelm Kristjanson
Modern Sagas: The Story of the Icelanders in North America by Thorstina Walters

Icelandic Language

Learning Icelandic

Icelandic History

Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas, and Power by Jesse L. Byock
Iceland’s 1100 Years: History of a Marginal Society by Gunnar Karlsson


Letters from Iceland by W.H. Auden and Louis Macneice

Books, genealogical research, translation and photo restoration services by historian and genealogist Nelson Gerrard
The emigration from Iceland to North America; genealogy database Preservation of heritage sites in the Icelandic River, Manitoba area Icelandic and North American Icelandic links

The New Iceland Heritage Museum
Special collections and exhibits, Gimli, Manitoba
Eyrarbakki Icelandic Heritage Centre
One of the most extensive collections of Icelandic genealogical resources in North America, Arborg, Manitoba
The Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós
Exhibits and genealogy services in Northern Iceland

The Icelandic Collection
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, U. of Manitoba
The Fiske Icelandic Collection
Cornell University Library