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Looking Forward: Njal’s Prescience: Chapters 22–3

William Ian Miller

in ‘Why is your axe bloody?’: A Reading of Njàls Saga

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704843
eISBN:
9780191789441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704843.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, European Literature

What of a strange chapter narrated in the future tense? This chapter is a discussion of the limits of Njal’s prescience and the constraints on it, which are quite substantial, his so-called ... More


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