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Volsunga Saga and Narn: Some Analogies

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posted on 01.01.1995 by Gloriana St. Clair

"Narn", one of the works in the Unfinished Tales, has many parallels with the thirteenth-century Old Norse Volsunga Saga, which Tolkien read and studied, This paper will assess comparisons between the heroes, women, dragons, plots, and tokens for their contribution to understanding Tolkien's relationship to his sources, and will note Tolkien's craft in source-assimilation.

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