Norse mythology
34,95 $

Norse mythology

NEIL GAIMAN


Norse mythology

NEIL GAIMAN

34,95 $ 34,95 $
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Livre en anglais
Habituellement expédié en 2 à 12 semaines
Résumé
Introducing an instant classic?master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki?son of a giant?blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman?difficult with his beard and huge appetite?to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir?the most sagacious of gods?is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
Détails
Titre
Norse mythology
Auteur
Prix
34,95 $
Collection
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Anglais/English
Date de publication
2017-02-07
ISBN
9780393609097
Code Interne
2172902
Numéro de produit
11859884

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