Monday, September 13, 2004

Scandinavian Literature, Faeroese literature

Modern Faeroese literature emerged during the second half of the 19th century. Until this time, the literary tradition of the Faeroese was almost exclusively oral. It consisted principally of ballads, epic and fantastic in style and centred on legends such as that of Sigurd. A new, national written literature in Faeroese became possible only after the orthography

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