posts a link to "How to watch Fantômas and why."
And, in the department of proto-crime stories, comes this transition between sections of Kormak's Saga
, an Icelandic saga set in the tenth century and likely composed during the thirteenth:
***"There was a woman of evil character named Thordis ..."
Here's an English translation
of Kormak's Saga
, though its rendering of the excerpt above is less suggestive of suspense and femmes fatales. And here's the saga in its original language
, if your Icelandic is up to par.
© Peter Rozovsky 2010
Labels: Fantomas, Fantômas, Iceland, Icelandic sagas, Mike White, proto-crime fiction