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2001, Uit die stof die see die skald se handevuurvoet tracks en die verstuite trein van wat het verlange, Fenomeen Publikasies, Stellenbosch.
The dual purpose of his trip is given concrete expression in the two tasks he seeks to accomplish while in Paris: to attend a summer course in French and to illustrate a new edition of the skald Egill Skalla-Grimsson's memorial poem Sonatorrek in honor of his two sons.
This may be because the predilection of the audiences of these latter sagas was for skaldic verse, not for legalities; and/or that the thematic focus of these sagas, as skald biographies, gives less prominence to legal subject matter.
skald or national poets -- that is, poets who had so sung themselves into people's consciousness that they had practically become part of the common psyche.
Neither can I condone the use of a masculine pronoun referring to the neuter word skald (poet).
10) On the subject, see Julian Meldon D'Arcy, Scottish Skalds and Sagamen.
John Lindow's contribution deals with memory techniques (narrative, objects, sites, and ritual) embedded in the Poetic Edda, as a means for examining aspects of Old Norse mythology, while Margaret Clunies Ross and Kate Heslop both write about the poet's role in cultural memory; the former looking at the skalds work as authentication, while the latter is concerned explicitly with the rhetoric and vocabulary for remembering.
A similar brief mention is provided in another article by the same author, "Borges' Icelandic Subtext: The Saga Model" (385-86) while Sigmn's article on Borges and kennings, '"El verso incorruptible': Jorge Luis Borges and the Poetic Art of the Icelandic Skalds," outlines the basics of kenning-lore and the strong influence that these may have had on Borges' oeuvre, perhaps the most noteworthy example being 'Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.